Tag Archives: Uganda

What is an OFSP??

OFSP? Orange flesh sweet potato. Or, as I call them, those vegetables that are really tasty baked and topped with butter! While I’m used to the orange variety of sweet potatoes in North America, in Africa the white or yellow sweet potatoes are much more common. They taste similar but the white and yellow varieties […]

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All together again!

We’re all home, safe and sound! A little (ok, a lot) jet-lagged and sifting through the 1,200 photos from three weeks in Africa. There’s so much to process – so many moments of joy, pride, learning, gratitude, and exhaustion – and overall I return with a sense that Spirit in Action is indeed a mighty […]

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This man helped start and run a new pottery business in Uganda, with a SIA Small Business Fund grant.

New Video: SIA in Uganda

Things are coming together for my trip to Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda this July! This 4 minute video features just a few of the SIA Small Business leaders that I will meet when I am there. After, if you’re inspired, please see to my online campaign page to contribute to the trip. Enjoy the sights […]

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Why we give grants, not loans

It used to be common sense that micro-loans were the only way to ensure the sustainability of a micro-finance program and that the act of paying back the loan would instill the sense of “ownership” in the grant recipients. How could a micro-grant – labeled a “hand out” – do anything but create a sense […]

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Businesses Earning, Girls Learning…

We have some exciting updates to share with you about Spirit in Action’s ongoing programs! First, positive reports from the business leaders in Nawangisa Village, Uganda, sharing about their new enterprises started this year: Ms. Tabisa Jese; Mat Making – “The demand has been higher than what we could supply! Now, I can provide better […]

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