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Project Lydia (Uganda) Update

This past June Amanda and Benjamin went to Uganda to teach soapmaking to a group of women who are part of Project Lydia.  Read more here and here. The Project Lydia soapmakers are Alice, Deize, Edith, Florence, Sarah, Sauda and Tabisa. Julie, who runs Project Lydia, came by to show us the packaging that they’ve […]

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Florence asked, “Will you stand hand in hand to continue to help us?”

Benjamin and I are back from Uganda where we taught soapmaking to 7 brilliant women who are now part of Project Lydia. The women are (from left to right) Deize, Edith, (Amanda), Florence, Sarah, (Benjamin), Sauda and Tabisa. During the workshops we took the time to interview each women. I asked, “ When you are […]

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My First Trip to Africa

Our first trip to Africa was a very moving one.  Uganda is a beautiful, complex and deeply complicated nation when it comes to economic development and women.  Amanda and I were fortunate enough to stay in a remote village called Nakivumbi, which sits inside a larger land area that means “The Place of Sickness and […]