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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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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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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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Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech

Meet Anna Komakech, a Jinja beader and 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. When I think of Anna, I think of two words: wisdom and experience. […]

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Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Local health center provides more services to more people:    The World Health Organization reported in 2011 that, on average, 1,000 deaths occurred per day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these deaths were in developing countries, including sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these lives could be saved if mothers had access to adequate health […]

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Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Outreach Uganda’s programs focus especially on Ugandan women and their children.  In northern Uganda, where two of our women’s groups are located, our programs focus especially on women and children.  Here are some of our mothers and their babies.  Outreach Uganda helped open a health clinic in June 2013 which serves over 7000 people including […]

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Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

As 2013 ends, we’ve nearly met our fundraising goal to complete Phase II of the land purchase.  What this means is that we need $6000 more by early 2014 to reach our goal.  That’s just a short distance to go, out of the over $90,000 that was initially needed.  We’re excited about how close we […]

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Outreach Uganda Seeks Land for Jinja Beaders

Outreach Uganda Seeks Land for Jinja Beaders

Outreach Uganda is on a New Mission – Making Home Ownership a Reality for the Women of Uganda A group of women collectively sit outside a lone dwelling made from mostly cardboard and dirt. Their capable fingers work quickly as they roll glossy strips of paper into what will become handcrafted beads for sale all […]

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Change a Child’s Life Today!

Change a Child’s Life Today!

Have you been wanting to sponsor a child but aren’t quite sure what it means or what is involved?  In February and March each year, we actively seek sponsors for children of our beaders or children in the Agwata community that want to go to school.  We need your help as a sponsor to pay […]

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Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Nineteen ladies from our Jinja group graduated from their business class in early February 2013.  Each lady received a certificate of completion at the recognition ceremony.  It represented a year of hard work learning what it means to be a good successful business women.  There were 8 to 10 days of intensive class training by Michele B., […]

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