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Women and the Ugandan Economy


Gender bias in East Africa severely limits the economic growth of artisan communities.  According to a 2009 National Export Strategy (NES) report from the Ugandan government,  while Ugandan women make a significant contribution the East African nation’s economy, they do not receive adequate monetary compensation.  The majority of rural women do not earn what those […]

Harkiss Palm Leaf Products: A Tradition of Sustainability


Growing up in an agricultural-based society, such as that of Uganda, gives one a deeper understanding of the cycle of growth, decay and rebirth that defines many aspects of life.  The rural east African lifestyle is often by nature eco-friendly, since the community’s survival depends upon sustaining critical natural resources. As a New Yorker who […]

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