Archive for Category: "Income-Generation Efforts"

Wrangling Up Fair Trade Stuffed Animals for Holiday Shopping

Wrangling Up Fair Trade Stuffed Animals for Holiday Shopping

Fair Trade Stuffed Animals Make Children Smile We’ve been wrangling up a herd of fair trade stuffed animals for the holidays!  Our lovingly crafted animals make great stocking stuffers for both children and adults.  The animals come in many colors and patterns.  We offer: elephants giraffes lions zebras rhinos

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Sling Bag Batik and Animal Print New Arrivals

Sling Bag Batik and Animal Print New Arrivals

Fair Trade Sling Bags Make Great Holiday Gifts Our new sling bag and zippered purse patterns are arriving from Uganda weekly!  We hope you like our newest batik, and all over animal patterns.  Our Ugandan women seamstresses have been busy using the latest batik materials in their fair trade sling bag and zippered purses.  Shop […]

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Sixth Annual Holiday Open House This Weekend – Dec. 10th and 11th

Sixth Annual Holiday Open House This Weekend – Dec. 10th and 11th

You’re Invited to our Holiday Open House Our sixth annual Holiday Open House is this Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th. Whether you are looking for last minute gifts and stocking stuffers, or would just like to say hello and enjoy some refreshments, we’d love to see you! Open House Hours: 10am to 5pm […]

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See Our “Falling Leaves” Bead Mix

See Our “Falling Leaves” Bead Mix

Recycled Ugandan Beads in Many Fall Colors Fall is here in Colorado and we’re seeing many beautiful leaves here and in our travels elsewhere: That’s why we were inspired to create a special “Falling Leaves” bead mix which Jen, our office manager/bead party coordinator,  tried to craft to match the lovely fall leaf photo.  Take […]

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Your Bead Purchases Are Life Saving to Our Women

Your Bead Purchases Are Life Saving to Our Women

Your Bead Purchase Generate Much Needed Income for Our Ugandan Women Our Ugandan paper beads make great gifts for the holidays.  And besides that, they are also life changing for the women who make them.  We work directly with over 200 women in Uganda.  They are standing by ready to make lots of beads and […]

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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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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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Donated Oxen Help Northern Ugandan Women Earn Income!

Donated Oxen Help Northern Ugandan Women Earn Income!

In late May, our five Agwata women’s group clusters were each actively working on opening and plowing more land where they intend to plant peas and maize.  Most of the  oxen that were donated to them in early 2012, have grown into mature trained oxen teams. This has enabled each cluster to open more land […]

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Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Outreach Uganda Helps Sponsor Local International Women’s Day Festival in Lamwo District In a community where over 60% of females responded that sometimes it is OK to be beaten by one’s husband, celebrating womanhood is no small matter. In early May, over 50 ladies and even some men from Agwata village traveled to Palabek Gem to […]

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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 […]

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