Nassali Florence: A CDA Program Success Story

Nassali Florence is a mother of eight children in Kiboobi village, Kisekka sub-county. She grows bananas, coffee and seasonal crops and runs a piggery and poultry project, but had struggled…

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A Trip to Uganda While Social Distancing

After 43 days of lockdown, Uganda, with 55 confirmed cases of coronavirus announced a restricted opening up of the economy. Social distancing and face masks will be in place. Public…

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Bizimungo John: Former Student, Future Doctor

There are some people you meet, and you know right away they are special. Bizimungo John is one of those people. I met him when Lorene Joos and I visited…

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Ugandan Women and Girls: How COVID-19 is Impacting These Individuals

Into Your Hands-Africa started the Women’s Enterprise and Training Program because it has been shown that empowering women is key to empowering the community. In the rural areas we serve,…

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Ugandan Policies in Response to COVID-19

The Ugandan government is taking the corona virus pandemic sweeping the world very seriously. Although there have been relatively few cases (53) and no deaths the government has essentially locked…

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Interested to Learn How COVID-19 is Impacting Ugandan Schools? Meet Vincent Basajja St. James SS Board President

Following the outbreak of the COVID 19, the government of Uganda took a quick decision to close all learning institutions in the country, mainly to decongest and protect people from…

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Working from Home

IYHA family and friends, Working from a home office, not much and yet everything has changed these days. What does working from home look like In Uganda, I wonder? Inquiring…

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Wondering How COVID-19 is Playing out in Uganda? Let Stella our Ugandan Operations Manager Tell You All About It.

How has social distancing impacted your role as the interim Operations Manager with Into Your Hands Africa? With COVID-19, we had to exercise extreme measures to curb the virus’ spread in…

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Message From Our BOD President Julie King

Dear Into Your Hands Friends, I want to introduce you to my new friend Benna. I met Benna on my trip to Uganda last month. She rode up to our…

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My Trip to Uganda

In October 2016 I had the pleasure of accompanying Kristy Hitchings and Julie King from Into Your Hands-Africa on their trip to Uganda.  It was the most amazing trip I…

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Small Family Business are Where You Should Invest Your Money

The idea behind the Adopt a Family Program is to help families become self-empowered so families in turn can build on the foundation to become self-sustainable. When a family is…

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Life Skills Is Shifting our Transitional Educational Programs (and we’re thrilled!)

As you may already be aware, we are in the process of piloting a new Life Skills program for secondary students in an effort to help them to self-fund their…

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“Sometimes, the smallest decisions can change your life forever.”-Keri Russell

Every day, across the world, we all make decisions, large and small that change our lives. In 2007, I decided to accept a call, literally, from Maria Galter (Camp) to…

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Your Impact at Work: An Inside Look at the Community Development Association Program

A few years ago, IYHA started working with community groups to provide training to help members of the communities start new enterprises. We provided classroom training, exposure visits and some…

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Coffee Plantation, Changing the Future

Kalemeera John has been a farmer his whole life. His parents and their parents were subsistence farmers too, relying on maize and beans every season to feed their family. John…

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Our Farmers are Expanding!

Semanda Atanas is the father of two young girls. He and his wife live in the remote village of Kyantale, their small house perched on top of rolling hills of…

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The Experience of a Lifetime

It was the experience of a lifetime! That is what I tell people when they ask about my recent trip with Into Your Hands-Africa to Uganda. It is impossible to…

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