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Children laughing.., running..., playing… Their stories will warm your heart! Thier lives have been forever changed – now filled with HOPE for a brighter future, backed with an Education to follow their dreams and knowledge of sustainable practices that will empower these youth towards independence, and improved lives. Our encounters in Uganda are powerful – and we want to share them with you. 

A Miracle Has Happened
by Marsha Hunt
 

In a peaceful area of Western Uganda there is a small town called Nyakabungo.  This small town has no particular distinction. There is no electricity, no plumbing and no permanent structures.  But for some reason, beyond the knowledge of mere mortals, orphaned children started making their way there.   

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Bed Nets Save Lives 
Stories from Uganda
by Amy Schulz

June 2014

 

Malaria accounts for more than a million deaths each year, of which over 80% occur in tropical Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of mortality in children under five years of age. Every minute, a child in Africa dies as a result of the disease which is preventable with bed nets. 

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 God Must Have Plans For Joanne 
Stories from Uganda
by Marsha Hunt
 

Joanne has had some tough battles in her young life.  At the age of 11, she was taking care of herself and three younger children.  They were all living in a banana forest in Kinkizi, Uganda.  The younger children,  she said, were her brother, Owen who was six, and two children she said were cousins, Mercy- age five,  and a little boy who did not have a name and no one knew when he was born. 

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Increasing Opportunities for Teen Girls in Rural Uganda 
by Amy Schulz

June 2014

 

When students from the Feather River College Enactus team (social entrepreneurship student organization) traveled to Nyakabungo, Uganda to complete a water pipeline project in January 2013, we learned how many high schools aged girls miss excessive days of schools due to their menstrual cycles, which results in high dropout rates, early marriages and teen pregnancies. 

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Stories from Uganda, Catherine
by Marsha Hunt
2004
 

On my first trip to Uganda in 2004, the team I was with came to Nyamirama Primary School in the Rift Valley.   Friends in Woodland Hills, California had been sponsoring children there and we came to take pictures of the sponsored children and look at the school. We were doing our accountability and due diligence for a non profit organization.  

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Nyakabungo Business Plan Competition 
by Amy Schulz

June 21, 2014

 

A savvy businesswoman who has owned her own hair salon for 23 years pitches a panel of judges why she should receive a low interest loan to help expand her business. This could be a scene out of Shark Tank or a local business plan competition in any U.S. city. But this competition is in a tiny and remote village in southwestern Uganda.

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Judging the 2014 Nyakabungo Business Plan Competition, judges from Feather River College Enactus, Great Lakes Regional College and RUMISO based in Nyakabungo
The Banana Forest Children 
by Marsha Hunt
February 2006

 

February 2006, Evening -  I was in my house.  I could hear one of my two favorite tranquil sounds that always makes me feel peaceful – the sounds of the church bells ringing.   After a little melody, the bells started chiming off seven times. 

  

My phone rang, it was my good friend Hamlet Kabushenga  from Uganda.   

At that time, Hamlet was a Member of Parliament in Uganda. 

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Caleb's Story 
by Jessica Schendel

November 16, 2014

 

In 2009, when we were volunteering at Great Lakes Community College, we met an impressive young man called Caleb - he was a Junior Lecturer in the AgriBusiness Department.  Caleb grew up in the district, near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and about 10 miles from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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December Lazarus and the Bwindi Nursery School 

by Amy Schulz

Fall 2013

 

When the Feather River College Enactus students heard about December Lazarus’s plans to start a free nursery school for the children of Bwindi, they had to get involved. In Fall 2013, the students fundraised and awarded Lazarus a $250 micro-loan, which he used start a poultry business. 

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