Fighting poverty, one sweater at a timeSuzan Ezatia, a retired teacher, runs a successful small enterprise in Nvara ward, Arua Municipality. Together with her partner, John Ondoma, also a retired teacher, the two decided to form Friends Cottage Industry, a sewing company, in 2002. Susan, who acts as the production manager, devotes all her time to the business and John does the marketing.
Infusing the Human Development Paradigm in EducationUNDP is promoting the teaching of the Human Development (HD) paradigm through introduction of a course in some universities in the country. This is creating a wealth of Ugandans who are familiar with HD concepts and philosophy.
Bee-keeping saving the environment in SironkoSIRONKO - Five years ago, protecting the beautiful mountain lands he grew up on was not 35-year old Rogers Wangoda’s priority. Despite the fact that they are the source of his livelihood, all he worried about was how to fend for his seven children.
Bio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environmentIt is scorching hot in Kabarongo village, deep in the green valleys of Lyatonde district. Grace Kyomugasho, a widow aged 67 years, sits on the veranda of her house. She is a local farmer here. She looks after cattle and owns banana, fruit and vegetable plantations. She has two grown children and several dependants. She lost her husband in 1970 and has since been the sole bread winner for her family.
New efficient Charcoaling technologies save trees in Kamuli DistrictEighteen years ago, Paul Kironde had no job, and no money to feed his young family of three. Producing charcoal was the only available source of income for the twenty-one-year old whose one acre of land was only big enough to produce food for the family's subsistence, leaving very little to sell to cater to other needs.