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New Beginnings

With the changing of the seasons, comes a fresh anticipation of new things. And this is true for Because of Hope both in the U.S. and Uganda. In Santa Barbara, our office is buzzing with excitement about the holiday season and upcoming events. In Uganda, our women are preparing for a new crop season, which will be significant for food security. And our students eagerly await for schools to reopen...

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When Hope Abounds

“This month did not go according to plan!”  I am sure that many of us can say that.  Amidst chaos, sickness, and concerns in East Africa, our women still have hope.  The situation in Uganda and East Africa is challenging, and yet there is something greater... 

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Empowerment Obstacles (how to deal)

Besides planting the actual seeds, this mulch "blanket" is perhaps the most essential part of the planting process, sometimes making the difference between a low and plentiful harvest. The trick? Finding the dried leaves to make it. Luckily, there is one crop that drops heaps of dried leaves and there's plenty of it around, even neighboring many of the women’s gardens! Unfortunately, it comes at a price. So how much is too much?   

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