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Meeting the Women of MCDC
By: admin
In: MCDC
Jun 12, 2014

6/12/14 For the past three years, Pilot Light has had a project that we call the Market Cooperative, which is a group of ladies who work in the market in Kigali, Rwanda. They share costs and give each other small loans to increase their incomes. We have recently partnered with the Women and Children Development […]

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Potential New Partner
On: Jun 10, 2014
By: admin
In: LADA

6/10/14 It has been an incredibly long day, so I will keep this brief. We met today with a potential new partner called LADA (Literacy Action and Development Agency). We are considering working with them on a Rice Farmer’s Cooperative. Arthur, the director, took us on a 2 hour drive on dusty and bumpy dirt […]

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Coffee Farmer Visit 2014
On: Jun 9, 2014
By: admin

6/9/14 This morning we left Kabale, descending from the mountains, past the enormous flower farm belonging to President Museveni’s wife and into the rolling hills covered in banana trees to see our Coffee Farmer Cooperative in Rukingiri, a town about two hours away. Father Ignatius, who is a young priest with unstoppable energy and a […]

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An Addendum to the Last Few Days
On: Jun 8, 2014
By: admin

6/7/14 Addendum to last few days: I feel like I have been so tired each night that I have been missing the real flavor of this trip so far, in my attempt to get the blog written so I can sleep and all the while having connectivity issues. Today is a free Sunday until we […]

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Day 2 Batwa Village Visits
On: Jun 7, 2014
By: admin

6/7/14 Today was wow! The rain stopped and the area where the four new Batwa groups live is spectacularly beautiful. They are in the beginning stages of the project, as we have only been working with them since January, as opposed to two years with the other groups. The theme of the day seemed to […]

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Batwa Village Visits Day 1
On: Jun 6, 2014
By: admin

6/6/14 Finally, it is the end of a very very very long day, so I will be brief and elaborate more tomorrow. This morning, my husband, my colleague Delphin and a group from our partner AICM, led by Bishop Kayeye and I visited three of the four Batwa groups from the first phase of the […]

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Arriving in Rwanda 2 days late!
On: Jun 5, 2014
By: admin

6/5/14 After one travel snafu after another, my husband and I finally arrived in Kigali, Rwanda last night at 1:30 AM. We are two days late! Gratefully, we were greeted warmly at the airport by Jean Marie, our driver and friend, who quickly delivered us to a short, but well needed sleep. This morning, we […]

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Come with me to Africa!
On: Jun 2, 2014
By: admin

6/2/14 Today, I am leaving for my annual trip to Africa to visit our projects and to meet with potential new partners on new projects. If you would like to learn more about the work we are doing, hear stories about the people with whom we are working, see new pictures of the projects, people […]

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Mushroom Farmers and Final Day
On: Jan 29, 2013
By: admin

1/25/13 This morning, I made my final visit for this trip to meet the Kajjansi Mushroom Farmers. Kajjansi is located on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda’s largest city. This group is part of the Muru Pig Cooperative (called the Pig/Mushroom Cooperative in the timeline) and has 12 members, 8 women and 4 men. There is […]

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Meeting with the Market Cooperative
On: Jan 23, 2013
By: admin

1/23/13 On my last morning in Kigali, we met with the leaders of the Market Cooperative. This group is always one of my favorites. They are a dynamic group of women that are having much success and continue to be able to take larger and larger loans, as they pay back previous ones. If you […]

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