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Micro loans helping Margie’s vending business grow

"My name is Margie, from Kacilo Village, Sangai Parish, Ochelakur Sub-County. I tried to borrow from many people from whom I hoped to get money from but I failed. I also had a group where we save some little monies, but it was like every member from the group needed money, so the group committee… Continue reading Micro loans helping Margie’s vending business grow

CPAR Uganda bought 6.2 acres from Abila Fred in Alica

CPAR Uganda would like to notify the general public that on 27th March 2007 we entered into agreement with Abila Fred (since deceased) to buy approximately 6.194 acres of land (48 plots, each measuring 35X15M) in Alica Village in Loro-Sub-County in Oyam District. The said land belonged to the descendants of late Nebokadoneza Okuku. This… Continue reading CPAR Uganda bought 6.2 acres from Abila Fred in Alica

Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

Dear Innovators under my mentorship, "YOUR NOTICE PERIOD WHEN RESIGNING," is an article that contains great advice for some of you who are conflicted for you are forced to demonstrate that you have resigned. The important lesson to be learned is that a resignation is a negotiated processes between you, the employee and your employer;… Continue reading Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

Withdraw from 1.33 billion shillings project

CPAR Uganda notifies the general public that it has prematurely ended its partnership with School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA) when it withdrew from being an implementing partner for the project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” which received a grant award of GBP 298,658 (about 1.33… Continue reading Withdraw from 1.33 billion shillings project

Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

In 2016, CPAR Uganda had the privilege to conduct qualitative research on the tuberculosis (TB) pandemic in Uganda. As we prepared our data collection tools and made determinations of our research maps - population for our study and the sample of study respondents, our attention was drawn to learning that we had prior taken for… Continue reading Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

2 new development projects

Two young adults, beneficiaries of our mentoring programme, have trully come of age as innovators against poverty for their respective rural communities. With guidance from our lead mentor, our two budding innovators, did participatory action research and consultations within their respective communities and on that basis authored a project proposal each. The first one, "500 women of… Continue reading 2 new development projects

Women access to finance

500 WOMEN OF OCHELAKUR SUB-COUNTY ACCESS FINANCE project is the first in a series of projects under our RURAL DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION PROGRAMME that we officially launched this month. WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) as seed money for establishing and growing a loan scheme fund through which 500 women will access… Continue reading Women access to finance

Welding apprenticeships

Our Rural Development Innovation Programme has officially launched this month! Please support our work by making a donation in support of "WELDING APPRENTICESHIPS FOR 25 YOUTH IN PADER." WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) to enable us equip our Pader Artisanal Centre with the necessary machines and equipment so that Rural… Continue reading Welding apprenticeships

Tribute to the Rt Hon Jacob L`okori  Oulanya, Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda

On the 20th March, 2022 we learnt with profound sadness about the passing away of our beloved Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda, the Right Honourable Jacob Lokori Oulanyah. The Rt Hon Jacob Oulanya was friend, mentor and supporter of CPAR Uganda. Jacob only serviced the country for a short time. He was a… Continue reading Tribute to the Rt Hon Jacob L`okori  Oulanya, Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda

J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators

The COVID-19 pandemic induced lock-downs during 2019 to 2021 reminded us of the importance of artisanal livelihoods. I am among those who chose to innovate and to learn an artisanal skill during the lock-downs. I, a university graduate, humbled myself and sought an apprenticeship with a well-established welder in a rural trading centre. On learning… Continue reading J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators