Empowering women in Uganda

Since September 2012 I have been volunteering my time selling the paper beaded jewelry made by the Ruganga Latika women's group from the village of Wipolo.  This village is about 15 minutes away from St. Catherine's Nursery School.  I make no profit from selling these beads, but gain such a fulfillment in helping this group improve their lives.  I am so excited to hear that they have saved enough to open a small dispensary which will enable the villagers to buy the greatly needed medicine for many illnesses they suffer from.  It's a challenge getting photos, but will post as soon as I receive some.  Mary

 Margarete, one of the bead makers, giving beads to Fr. James before his trip to the U.S. last fall

Margarete, one of the bead makers, giving beads to Fr. James before his trip to the U.S. last fall

 Corn grinding mills purchased from the proceeds of the beads sold in the U.S. "Gulu Beads".

Corn grinding mills purchased from the proceeds of the beads sold in the U.S. "Gulu Beads".

 Three group members working the corn grinding mill, they are so happy for this opportunity!

Three group members working the corn grinding mill, they are so happy for this opportunity!