Tag Archives: Uganda

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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The Brick Business, One Year Later

Imagine, last year your received a grant which was large enough for you and three friends to start a new business. You are feeling pretty good – you’ve all worked hard establishing your brick-making business. You made mud, packed it into molds, then left the bricks to dry. Afterwards, you fired the bricks in a […]

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