Five Year Celebration with KRMA and krma-USPartners!

Five Year Celebration with KRMA and krma-USPartners!

What a busy season at krma-USPartners! After our most productive trip ever to Kobulubulu and KRMA, we came home with a laundry list of “to do’s” that have kept our volunteers hopping here in the D.C. area.

The women farmers of KRMA are completing their fifth year of the Cassava Project which krma-USPartners has funded since 2013.  The women and their families gathered for a lovely celebration led by KRMA Chairperson Beatrice Anebo and KRMA leader Anne Abago.  After reciting our shared history, they presented us with gifts of beautiful dresses and bags, along with shirts for a couple of the special men at USPartners including Board member David Smock.

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Returning to Kobulubulu! Follow along on Facebook

Returning to Kobulubulu! Follow along on Facebook

krma-USPartners' President Lois Stovall and Vice-President Christine Poulon arrive in Kampala on May 27 after 21 hours of airtravel. Before leaving for Kobulubulu we will need to pick up supplies including enough reusable sanitary Afripad kits to enable over 150 girls to stay in school during their monthly periods. We will also visit with our local supplier of soccer balls and pumps, and other needed items. Whenever we have internet, we will post photos, and a brief narrative. Please "follow" us here  https://www.facebook.com/krmauspartners

In Kobulubulu, Christine will be leading us in our 2018 training event where we seek to take the women "the next needed step" to assist them in becoming entrepreneurs who can grow increasingly efficient with their small businesses.  This year will focus on how budget planning can be a tool to increasing profits. We will let you know how this goes. 

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Two KRMA Daughters Receive Scholarships and KRMA Update

Two KRMA Daughters Receive Scholarships and KRMA Update

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11:45 a.m. , Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring, MD. we will be providing photos and an in depth update for our local supporters. Please join us!

First, our apologies for the long silence in updating all the progress of the Cassava Project.  But while our reporting is slow, our women farmers in Kobulubulu continue to stretch their wings and show signs of initiative and modernization. Agricultural consultant Arthur Kiiza keeps us up to date after his site visits. Plans are underway for Board members here in the U.S. to visit Kobulubulu in early June.

On our trip to Uganda, we also will meet with our two daughters of KRMA members who are attending university in Kampala on scholarship from krma-USPartners! 

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Great trip to Kobulubulu! Thank you Donors!

Great trip to Kobulubulu! Thank you Donors!

All of us at krma-USPartners say THANK YOU! 

Your interest and contributions make all our work with the women of KRMA possible. We have so much news to share from our three weeks in Uganda!

Since our launch of the Cassava Project in 2013, this third monitoring trip was the most productive yet. We can see the progress and feel the women’s growing determination to learn and improve. After our visit with each KRMA member, krma-USPartners’ Board member Dayna Brown Majarowitz, a first-time traveler to Kobulubulu, said, “The commitment of these mothers to their children’s education is so clear. They are so motivated to produce income for school fees.”

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Returning to Kobulubulu!

Returning to Kobulubulu!

Ready for Uganda?   We are headed back to Kobulubulu in October! 

We always get excited as we begin plans to return to Uganda. How are the women doing? Are the children healthy and attending school? Are the men finding work that doesn’t take them away from home for too long?

And perhaps most importantly, how are their spirits and sense of hope?  For women who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, hopelessness used to be a commonly shared feeling. At krma-USPartners we believe our efforts -- and your donations -- are contributing to major shifts in attitudes as the Cassava Project begins another year and the women generate income for sustenance and school fees!

Last year, The New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that while the evidence is overwhelming that aid from charities large and small can “overcome disease, boost literacy and save lives,” the challenge of raising incomes so that people can move themselves in a sustainable way out of poverty is much more problematic. A large research project involving over 21,000 

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