- Uganda is pronounced [yOO-gAHn-duh]
- Uganda is located in eastern central Africa and is a beautiful country that faces incredible challenges.
- Extreme poverty has hindered the government’s ability to stop the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic on the people of Uganda.
- In a small country with the third highest birth rate in the world, Ugandans struggle to provide for their families.
Trades of Hope partners with different rural artisan groups in Uganda to help end this cycle of poverty. Many of these women have faced disabilities, AIDS, and oppression. Through their work as artisans, these women have had a chance to be creative, speak their minds, and also earn a living to provide food, education, and medical care for their families. Working in safe environments, completing projects in beading circles, these ladies have left their harmful occupations and are rising above as leaders in their communities.
We are honored to also work with an artisan group founded by Katie Davis (author of best-seller Kisses from Katie). More info below!