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Income generating activities - volunteer intern wanted

http://www.volunteerabroad.com/listingsp3.cfm/listing/69114

Description: Hope Clinic Lukuli and Kinawataka Women's Initiative have formed a partnership to expand the number of women and households who can prepare and weave waste plastic drinking straws into lengths of 'material'. This material is then used to make mats and shopping/ sports bags to replace disposable plastic bags. All sale proceeds from the products are paid to the weavers/ bag makers. The volunteer post is to 'make this happen'. Support the marketing, liase with customers, help the women organise into production and finishing teams and create links to buyers in Europe and North America
Highlights:
- Living in Kampala, a friendly city in East Africa
- Helping women in households on low income to generate their own earnings for food and education
- Reducing waste that pollutes water sources and block rain drains (that otherwise lead to floods)
- Supporting a philanthropic health centre to address income ne…

Women and Hope Clinic Lukuli

Joyce Bbosa is an experienced midwife who described at her retirement how she has delivered the village with her own two hands.Joyce, then in her 50s, was working in a two room structure helping children with fevers – whether malaria or not – and helping scared young mothers living in Kampala away from their family support, at home in the village.Hope Clinic Lukuli grew from these two rooms by the work of a women-led committee of non-medics.Small actions by the people living in Lukuli village on the edge of Kampala brought child immunisation to the families; help with oral rehydration to manage the fevers; and access to HIV testing for the pregnant mothers and others to help reduce new infections. www.hcluganda.orgHope Clinic Lukuli has continued since 2000, and despite Joyce’s retirement in 2004, to become a new facility offering family planning and maternal health, admissions for deliveries, a laboratory and out-patients department.What makes it unusual is that the community expande…