Believe it or not there is a serious debate raging in Uganda…over Louisiana red swamp crayfish. The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi (or ‘Place of many little birds’) in south-western Uganda was one of the African sites for an interesting experiment: introduction of the critters from Louisiana. Crayfish are not native to the African continent, nor are they part of traditional diets, so they were not necessarily a welcome addition to the ecosystem. Continue reading “Lake Bunyonyi – Crawfish in Uganda?”
Lately we have been talking a lot about beads & showing some pictures of the process ROWAN uses for making them. Now that we know a bit about how they are made, lets meet some of the amazing individuals that make them. Each one of them has (sometimes a sad) story to tell. Today, meet Jaliya, she is from the village of Busambira.
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Another fun portrait post featuring the amazing men, women & children of ROWAN. Every one of the people appearing in these portraits is near & dear to our hearts. Some of them have encountered struggles, but that makes their smiles all the more divine.
Continue reading “The People of ROWAN: Harriet”
Lately we have been talking a lot about beads & showing a little about the process for making them used here at ROWAN. Now comes the fun part, lets get to know some of the amazing individuals that make them. Each one of them has a story to tell. Today, meet Betsy, she is from the village of Busambira.
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Another fun flashback post featuring portraits of the amazing men, women & children of ROWAN. We admit it, we really enjoy looking back over the years to see just how far we’ve come. Some of those featured have encountered struggles, but that makes their smiles all the more divine.
Continue reading “The Amazing Kids of ROWAN: Godfrey”
Yes, we absolutely do talk about beads a lot, but they have played a large part of life here at ROWAN. Not only have they been a lesson in entrepreneurship & business practices, but they also allow members to create an incredibly beautiful product. Of course, the beads are absolutely stunning & the process for making them is so simple, yet yields such amazing results.
Continue reading “More Beads in 2011”