Co-operating for change

In my ongoing quest to share the story of how Ugandans lives are changing for the better as a result of the partnership between the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Ugandan Co-operative Alliance, I made this video.


I hope that it provides clarity on the purpose of our mission and just how much can be accomplished by communities when they work together within a credit union and/or co-operative.

Hard times, big hearts in Uganda

Today the story of the Candian Co-operative Association’s international development work and highlights from my own personal adventure were the subject of an article in local paper, the Leader-Post. Many thanks to the Leader-Post and to Will Chabun for sharing this (and to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix for adding it to your paper).

http://www.leaderpost.com/search/Hard+times+hearts+Uganda/7746635/story.html

Uganda article LP

Take a lesson from the birds

So after a couple of days in Uganda I know a couple of things to be true:

1. It is hot here and I hear we are just coming off of the winter season.
2. There are a lot of people here, albeit, friendly, warm people (35 million-ish, comparable to the population in all of Canada in the space of about 1/2 the province of Saskatchewan).
3.On a journey to discover how highly functional co-operatives can be in a country such as this I have I already learned that even the Ugandan birds co-operate.

Yes, I have found a way to sneak the birds into my Uganda stories. But there is a point, I promise.
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Help get Jenn to Uganda!

I am reaching out today to friends of my blog, social media contacts from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I need your help.

You see, I have submitted an application to visit Uganda as part of a Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) mission. The opportunity exists for up to eight Canadian communicators to take part in this trip of a lifetime.

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