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Busy as a Bee


TEWDI uses beekeeping project to teach skills to students. Last year, TCP helped kick start a beekeeping project for the Teso Women Development Initiative (TEWDI), one of our Harvest Fuel Initiative partners.  Betty Ikalany, the director of TEWDI, wanted to use beekeeping as a way to generate income for women in Soroti, Uganda.  Honey and beeswax candles are valuable by-products of the beekeeping enterprise. So far, it has been a year of learning for TEWDI.  Without the benefit of efficient processing equipment, they have nonetheless been able to harvest honey twice from their beehives. With the second harvest, they used the … Continue reading

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“Everyone Starts Somewhere”


Please donate to raise funds for solar lighting for school children in Uganda. Dear Friends- Today, December 2nd, Giving Tuesday, we are participating in the Microsoft Youth Spark Event, “Everyone Starts Somewhere” which will provide matching funds to youth projects on Global Giving. Donations you make to our solar lighting project on Global Giving, are eligible for 100% matching funds, until these funds run out. Matching is available beginning at 9:00 am EST but go quickly so please act now! We are looking to raise $10,000 for Phase II of our project and greatly need your support. These funds are … Continue reading

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2014 SEED Awards


We received the following announcement for grant opportunities, which we are happy to share. — The Charcoal Project Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that the SEED Initiative has just launched the 2014 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development. We are seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs who aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level in a country with a developing or emerging economy. This year SEED will make available up to: 30 SEED Africa Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda; 12 SEED South Africa Awards to enterprises … Continue reading

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