Dragons’ Den in the Valley

“It’s not been easy,” says Sandra, Communities for Development Co-Founder and Committe member. “But the best I think is yet to come.” The three groups of entrepreneurs look nervously toward one another: it’s show time. Today is a one-time opportunity to pitch their startup proposals with the hope of securing crucial backing from the Communities for Development panel. You could cut …

Postcard from the Valley

Dear beloved CfD followers, We do apologise for the radio silence. Far from idle though, we’ve been busy bees over the last few months. And now we are back with a vengeance to tell you about all the hard work that’s been going on in CfD’s London HQ and out in Bulambuli Valley – and what’s in store for 2017. #BackOurValley Campaign …

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Meet an entrepreneur from the Valley: Peza

As part of our interview series, Marta Zgodzinska had the honour of five minutes with one of the veteran entrepreneurs of Bulambuli Valley Community – as beautiful as she is wise, Peza not only has an extensive family to look after but overseeing the business activities of her saving group involves some mothering too… Peza, founding member of Bulambuli’s saving groups. Marta: …

Can anyone be an entrepreneur?

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates – just some of the household names now synonymous with the term ‘entrepreneur’. But despite the strong association with the Silicon Valleys of this world, entrepreneurship is in no way innately tied to the tech industry, Western startups or Billionaireship. Rather entrepreneurship can be understood simply as the process of “recognizing and exploiting productive …

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‘Planet 50-50 by 2030′: International Women’s Day

8th of March marked International Women’s day and I’d like to tell all young women around the world to remember: ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’ as Eleanor Roosevelt said. Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so but there’s no doubt that in light of the …

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I am slowly becoming an agriculture expert!

I am slowly becoming an agriculture expert! Expert might be an exaggeration… but I am certainly learning! For someone who grew up in the city and been in the countryside for holidays only, it’s been quite challenging! Living most of the week in the Ugandan village as well as working very closely with communities on agricultural micro-enterprises has shone some …