Blog from the field: Uganda

By Jean Nicholson I’m surprised by the striking difference between Kigali and Kampala.  Kigali feels like your “play by the rules, mow the lawn every Saturday at 10:00” neighbor and Kampala is that “to heck with the rules, is the party still going?!” neighbor on the other side. As I set out, I am eager to see if this spirit …

Meet a Member: President Deborah Serukeera

When Deborah Serukeera saw her community in Kifumbiro village (Uganda) struggling to make ends meet, she knew she had to do something. Co-ops, something Deborah knew were common in the 1990s, seemed like the best way for the community as a whole to develop, by pooling limited resources and slowly building toward profit. Deborah is in a unique position to …