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Charity Film Awards 2017 at BAFTA celebrate creativity in filmmaking from charities

As a sector, the non-profit community have perhaps not always been ahead of the curve in their communication efforts. But with the boom in social media seeing no sign of abating, and the way we consume content increasingly moving toward a multi-media, multi-channel experience, charities have had to rethink their approach to promoting engagement. “We’re operating in a world where one …

#BeBoldForChange: International Women’s Day 2017

It’s been a tumultuous year for women’s rights. Having enjoyed incremental progress over decades, we’ve been inching ever closer to gender equality at home and on the international stage. Now for the first time, that progress looks to be under serious threat and concern is rising that much hard work will be undone. But, as ever, women – and men – …

Natalia in Bulambuli conducting an impact assessment

Assessing Impact

Women’s empowerment, team building, access to healthcare and higher school enrolment – just some of the many side effects of Communities for Development’s projects, as discovered by Natalia Cabeza Escudier when conducting a 6 week evaluation assessment in Bulambuli Valley this summer. Here are her stark reflections from her time spent with the community: In Bulambuli Valley, where the NGO Communities for Development works, …

Indiegogo campaign

And…that’s a wrap

This is it…it’s time for the #BackOurValley crowdfunding campaign to finally draw to a close. A final WAN YALA NABE and a hug from Bulambuli for all the liking, sharing and pledging to help us crowdfund a whopping $21K. We’ve simply been blown away by the love and support from people around the world for our hardworking entrepreneurs. That’s a wrap on the #BackOurValley @Indiegogo …

Women entrepreneurs making reusable sanitary pads

Hot in the Valley this month: purses, handbags and reusable sanitary pads…

Old rags, leaves and used newspaper – just some of the crude substitutes women and girls in rural Uganda resort to in lieu of any better options when their menstruation cycle comes round once a month. At best, excruciatingly uncomfortable, and at worst, posing a serious health risk from infection, poor menstrual hygiene is the lesser known issue holding back many …

Peza

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: …

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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 …