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...
As Jane transitions out of BOH, let's learn a little about a staff member who has made a big impact on our organization and on so many of our students! Jane was our BSSP Coach for the almost six years and worked diligently with our students to ensure they succeeded in their studies. She also helped mentor our students in spiritual and personal matters. She is passionate, fun, and ambitious, and we know she will excel in this next position!
To get to know our Uganda staff is to better understand our mission and our work. We have 6 staff members in Uganda and each of them brings something different to the table. This month we will meet Cathie, our Uganda Advisor! Cathie is our BSSP Advisor, Co-founder of WOCAP (our partner organization), and is responsible for many decisions in Uganda.
Part of purchasing ethically made products is really knowing and understanding where your products come from and how they were made. We want to share some of the behind the scenes with you and explain how the jewelry gets from a small village in Uganda to you! We are so excited to share this process with you and let you into the inner workings of BOH. So next time you put on your favorite BOH necklace, you know exactly where it came from and how it was made!
These last few months have taken everyone by surprise and transformed the way we do so many things. BOH is no exception to this change, as we deal with constantly evolving challenges both here and in Uganda. A key question during this time is how do we continue empowering our families while also addressing the unprecedented needs that have arisen due to COVID-19?