Archive for Category: "Income-Generation Efforts"

Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Each year, our Jinja women’s group gains more tie dyeing skills.  This is their fifth year of making tie-dyed silk scarves and their work is amazing!  It is a specially trained group of 22 of the women who make these scarves.  Some of the team uses tie dyeing techniques on the scarves while others pin […]

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Kitgum Women Expand Northern Uganda Agricultural Project

Kitgum Women Expand Northern Uganda Agricultural Project

Our Kitgum beaders are expanding their group agricultural project from 4 acres to 24 acres thanks to a grant received from a Boston area church!  In late March and April they have been doing as much hand clearing of the land as possible.   Next, they plan on renting a tractor to help clear out […]

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Ugandan Women Harvest Tasty Honey

Ugandan Women Harvest Tasty Honey

Our Agwata beaders harvested their second crop of honey in late March.  They have an apiary area  in the bush not too far from the road which they started in mid-2011 with a special grant from a U.S. church. Northern Ugandan honey is especially prized by customers because of its good taste influenced by the bees […]

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Meet Achiro Doreen, New Business Owner

Meet Achiro Doreen, New Business Owner

Achiro Doreen, one of our Jinja paper bead artisans, proudly shows her neighborhood grocery kiosk located in the one of the tiny communities surrounding central Jinja.  Achiro has a full-time job as a cook at a nearby school.  But she understands that in order to get ahead and fulfill her family’s needs, she needs more […]

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Paper Beads: a Fair Trade Opportunity

Paper Beads: a Fair Trade Opportunity

Outreach Uganda purchases the paper bead jewelry and other craft products from our Ugandan women’s groups at or above fair trade prices.  We do this so that our beaders will be able to move from income insecurity and poverty to a sustainable lifestyle with economic security and a sense of fulfillment and well-being.  Through continued […]

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Kitgum Beaders Begin Farming Project

Kitgum Beaders Begin Farming Project

Aloyo Margaret and other members of the Kitgum beaders’ group proudly show Outreach Uganda president, Carol Davis, their new 4 acre garden where they are growing cash crops as a group income-generation project.  The group planted 2 acres of sim sim interspersed with some sunflowers plus 2 acres of ground nuts (similar to peanuts) about 6 kilometers […]

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Oxen Training Begins in Agwata

Oxen Training Begins in Agwata

Our Agwata beaders’ group began training its five oxen teams in early May this year.  Each of their five work clusters received a donation of an ox team and plow from a supporting church in Massachusetts.  Each cluster of about 18 women each plan to plow additional acreage on which to grow more cash crops […]

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Paper Bead Creations by our Jinja Beaders

Paper Bead Creations by our Jinja Beaders

Out of the three women’s groups we work with in Uganda, our Jinja group is the most skilled in making paper bead products.  They long ago mastered the basic bracelets, necklaces and earrings.  Now, many of them are capable of doing very elaborate paper bead necklaces that contain very detailed beadwork.  In addition, they do […]

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Agwata Women Making Beads

Agwata Women Making Beads

We are happy to see the progress our Agwata group of beaders are making in learning to make paper beads.  These 90 ladies are our newest group of beaders.  So far they have been concentrating on making just the basic paper bead bracelets, necklaces and loose beads.  However, a few of the ladies are trying […]

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Business Class Recognition Ceremony

Business Class Recognition Ceremony

After a hard week’s work of business class training, our beaders were recognized for their efforts in improving their business skills.  Each class participant received a certificate of recognition.   Here, Michele appreciates her co-trainer and Jinja group beader, Joy Otim.  Twenty women participated in the business skills class.  The class was lead by Outreach Uganda […]

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