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A Giving Heart wrote to me thus: “Hi Norah! I am a mentor for environmental initiatives. I read about Mutuba trees in your organisation Facebook page (CPAR Uganda Ltd’s Healthy Dignified Lives), and I got pretty interested.

The posts on Mutuba trees that we have prior shared onto our Facebook page are:

And the Giving Heart further inquired: I would like to discuss with you sometime, to see if you have a project on tree and agroforestry initiatives and if you can help with that fundraising online. I can help you.

And I responded: It is our dream to turn one of our CPAR Uganda Ltd learning centres into a model genuine agroforestry centre (agroforestry as in “agriculture incorporating the cultivation of trees”), but we really don’t know where to start.

But, I would love to give it a try. Our challenge would be the establishment investment and there after it should operate as a social enterprise.

Yes, the Giving Heart and I have never met physically and he who reached out to me via Facebook messenger is non-Ugandan and, according to his profile, lives in India. However, we are both members of a Facebook forum of elite philanthropists and project leaders of charitable and development interventions.

Yap, zoom meetings have been scheduled and a new challenge has begun. Will keep you posted!

By Ms. Norah Owaraga, Managing Director


The featured image is of art work for an on-going initiative, “Plant a Tree,” of the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR), which we, CPAR Uganda Ltd, inherited when, as part of CPAR’s indigenization programme, the Uganda Country Office and Programme of CPAR transitioned into an independent indigenous Ugandan owned organisation.

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