Bead Bracelets, Bangles and More

Bead Bracelets, Bangles and More

Buy paper bead bracelets now. Help our 200+ Ugandan women beaders overcome poverty.

Beads Galore For You to Buy at our Store

Beads Galore For You to Buy at our Store

Buy Beads Now. All profits go to our Ugandan women beaders.

Uganda Paper Bead Necklaces

Uganda Paper Bead Necklaces

Paper bead necklaces. Each necklace is crafted with love and quality by our Uganda beaders.  Your purchase helps them buy food and medicines, and pay for school fees for their children.

A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers. We Need You!

A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers. We Need You!

A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers! With luggage fees charged by the airlines rising rapidly from what they were a few years ago, we decided to highlight this month a new type of need.  We need you!  We are looking for people who can volunteer here in the U.S. whether it is […]

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech, Uganda Business Entrepreneur

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech, Uganda Business Entrepreneur

Anna Komakech, Successful Uganda Business Entrepreneur Meet Anna Komakech, a Jinja beader and Uganda business entrepreneur. She’s 57 years old. She had eight children but one died. She has six grandchildren.  Her business is selling silverfish. Her last husband died in 2011. Through her business, she supports 11 others in her household. Anna has been a Uganda […]


Education/Agwata School News

Ugandan Students Happy to Hear from Sponsors

Ugandan Students Happy to Hear from Sponsors

“You’ve Got Mail”. Three Special Words to our Child Sponsorship Program Students “You’ve Got Mail” is more than just a movie title. It aptly describes the glee of our sponsored children when they receive a letter or card from their sponsor.  And we know sponsors are also excited when they receive a letter from their sponsored child. […]

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What's Happening Now

Outreach Uganda’s African Micro Loan Programs Empower Women

Outreach Uganda’s African Micro Loan Programs Empower Women

Our African Micro Loan Programs are Making a Difference Outreach Uganda is excited to be one of a small number of African nonprofits which helps Ugandan women’s groups start their own internal African micro loan programs so that the groups can make business loans to members. The biggest benefit of these African micro loan programs […]

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Jinja Women's Group News

Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

An Update on our Uganda Home Ownership Project:   During a brutal period of conflict in northern Uganda in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, one of our Jinja beaders, Achen Rose, and her husband were captured by rebels and her husband was beheaded in front of her. She was held captive for over a year […]

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Volunteering News & Needs

Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Not Only Rewarding but Allows Donor Dollars to Do More!  Volunteers are our lifeblood.  Not only do they help our organization accomplish its mission of empowering poor people in Uganda to overcome poverty, but a cadre of dedicated volunteers also means that every donor dollar we receive can be stretched much farther.  With […]

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Recent Articles

Amazon Smile–An Easy Way to Donate

Amazon Smile–An Easy Way to Donate

Smile! Here’s an Easy Way to Donate Do you use Amazon to shop online? Did you know that with Amazon Smile, you can make most of the same purchases and a portion of the purchase price is automatically donated to a charitable organization of your choice? Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and create or login to your […]

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Ugandan Students Happy to Hear from Sponsors

Ugandan Students Happy to Hear from Sponsors

“You’ve Got Mail”. Three Special Words to our Child Sponsorship Program Students “You’ve Got Mail” is more than just a movie title. It aptly describes the glee of our sponsored children when they receive a letter or card from their sponsor.  And we know sponsors are also excited when they receive a letter from their sponsored child. […]

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Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Not Only Rewarding but Allows Donor Dollars to Do More!  Volunteers are our lifeblood.  Not only do they help our organization accomplish its mission of empowering poor people in Uganda to overcome poverty, but a cadre of dedicated volunteers also means that every donor dollar we receive can be stretched much farther.  With […]

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Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School In February, two Uganda volunteers from the U.S. visited Agwata’s northern Uganda school.  The community was hard at work making bricks for the fourth classroom block at this northern Uganda school which is located less than 50 kilometers from the Sudan border.  Over 10,000 bricks need to […]

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February Wish List – School Needs and Clinic Needs

February Wish List – School Needs and Clinic Needs

February Wish List – School Needs and Clinic Needs for Northern Uganda We’re in northern Uganda right now. So we are observing first hand what kinds of items are most needed for this location.  They can generally be categorized into school needs and clinic needs. Some of our most urgent needs are those things that are […]

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Outreach Uganda’s African Micro Loan Programs Empower Women

Outreach Uganda’s African Micro Loan Programs Empower Women

Our African Micro Loan Programs are Making a Difference Outreach Uganda is excited to be one of a small number of African nonprofits which helps Ugandan women’s groups start their own internal African micro loan programs so that the groups can make business loans to members. The biggest benefit of these African micro loan programs […]

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Uganda Child Sponsorship: Promoting Africa Girls’ Education

Uganda Child Sponsorship: Promoting Africa Girls’ Education

Uganda Child Sponsorship:  Help Africa Girls’ Education Our Uganda child sponsorship program helps over 200 children stay in school but is especially designed to help promote Africa girls’ education. Statistics show that girls drop out of school earlier and at a higher rate than boys do. If a parent can afford to send only one […]

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Jinja Beader Alice Works Hard for Her Children

Jinja Beader Alice Works Hard for Her Children

Alice works hard for her children.  Like the Wangari Maathai quote says, “Women are responsible for their children, they cannot sit back, waste time and see them starve.”  Alice embodies this quote. She lives in the middle of the Masese slums of Jinja in a dilapidated rented room with her children (only the middle room […]

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Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. Nonprofit for First Time

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. Nonprofit for First Time

U.S. Nonprofit Hosts Uganda Project Coordinator Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever.  Our U.S. nonprofit, Outreach Uganda, was very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long […]

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Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Our Ugandan Women Need Your Help to Increase Paper Bead Sales October marks the start of our paper bead selling season when we help sell our Ugandan women’s paper bead jewelry and fair trade crafts at bead events not only in metro Denver but throughout the United States.  In addition, we ship their Ugandan paper beads […]

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