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 […]

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever.  We were very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long agricultural training class. While in Colorado, David’s schedule was quite […]

October Wish List

October Wish List

Help Make Wishes Come True – October Needs List: Our October wish list focuses especially on items to give as student achievement awards and staple items which we normally need all year long   Gifts for student achievement awards: crayons and coloring books, lightweight puzzles and maze books, soccer balls, nylon or vinyl rain ponchos Child size […]

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

World Refugee Day is today, June 20th.  It is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.  Our Agwata families in northern Uganda were internal refugees for 10 to 15 years of their lives. They were forced by the government to live in crowded conditions in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps […]

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

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

In July, Carol Davis, OU President; David Ocitti, Project Coordinator; and three teachers traveled with twelve P-7 students from the Agwata school. The group went on a four-day study tour to Murchison Falls National Park. Two mornings were spent with an armed guide learning more about the park’s animals, birds and habitats.  One student, Angee […]

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What's Happening Now

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 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

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Our Ugandan Women Need Your Help October marks the start of our 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 to interested volunteers who want to […]

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Recent Articles

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. for First Time

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever.  We were very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long agricultural training class. While in Colorado, David’s schedule was quite […]

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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 October marks the start of our 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 to interested volunteers who want to […]

read more

October Wish List

October Wish List

Help Make Wishes Come True – October Needs List: Our October wish list focuses especially on items to give as student achievement awards and staple items which we normally need all year long   Gifts for student achievement awards: crayons and coloring books, lightweight puzzles and maze books, soccer balls, nylon or vinyl rain ponchos Child size […]

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Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Motorcycle Will Give Clinic Access to Immunization Services            Help Mwaka and other children and babies in Agwata be able to receive needed immunizations in their local Agwata clinic. Currently, they must travel either 17 or 31 kilometers to the next nearest health centers to receive needed immunizations. Many are unable to […]

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Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

In July, Carol Davis, OU President; David Ocitti, Project Coordinator; and three teachers traveled with twelve P-7 students from the Agwata school. The group went on a four-day study tour to Murchison Falls National Park. Two mornings were spent with an armed guide learning more about the park’s animals, birds and habitats.  One student, Angee […]

read more

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

World Refugee Day is today, June 20th.  It is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.  Our Agwata families in northern Uganda were internal refugees for 10 to 15 years of their lives. They were forced by the government to live in crowded conditions in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps […]

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Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Look what your donations are accomplishing! With great cooperation from the weather (thank you, thank you), construction workers were able to do much of the brick work on our third class block, building the walls almost to the roof level.  They used all the burnt bricks on site and so each family in the community was […]

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