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 …

The Art of Saving

“What is saving?” expert Joyce asks the room. “Moses, can you tell me?” It’s been one year since the Bulambuli community saving group Buyaga Vision first learnt the rules and regulations of holding their own saving groups on a weekly basis. And Joyce is taking no prisoners testing who can recall the core principles of saving. “It’s crucial to revisit …

TED-Style Talk in the Valley: Ideas Worth Spreading

“Entrepreneurs are risk-takers,” Ugandan entrepreneur Saleh Naminya told a packed out village church in Busabulo, Uganda. It may not have been your typical setting for a motivational talk on entrepreneurship – but the sentiment and execution were just the stuff of those powerful short videos from experts on business and creativity made popular the world over by the TED talk format. …