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“Community Health Promoter Juliet is so important to our village.”

“Two weeks ago I thought I was going to lose my child. Tito [my son] fell sick in the evening and had very high fever. It came suddenly because in the day he was playing and all but at dinner time he refused to eat and started being very hot. He felt sleepy and I let […]

“She’s more than just a health worker....

Aisha is a 14-year-old orphan who lives with her grandmother in the Mityana district of Uganda. After being abandoned by the man who got her pregnant, Aisha and her grandmother sought pregnancy advice and support from their local Community Health Promoter Janat.  “[Community Health Promoter Janat] told me to go to antenatal visits,” Aisha explains […]

Living Goods Health Trainer Anita Featured on Hilary Swank’s Radio Show

Living Goods Uganda Health Trainer Anita Owakunda has been featured on a new radio program, narrated by the Oscar-winning actor Hilary Swank. Anita’s story is part of the Global Superheroes radio series, which brings attention to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This program “tells the stories of 5 young superheroes who have dedicated their […]

The Adventure Project’s Labor Day Push For Jobs

Living Goods supporter The Adventure Project has an inspiring effort underway for Labor Day to raise funds for amazing organizations, including us! Please watch their video and consider participating. The Adventure Project – Labor Day from The Adventure Project on Vimeo.

“When the children are sick I call...

I have been Sarah’s client for two years. I buy a lot of products from her, like Lumartem, Healthy Start, milk, Nutributter, and the clean burning stove. Sarah is very good, I like her ways, her customer care, and the products are cheap. When the children are sick I call her, and she is always […]

Pouline Nasuna on Making a Living and a Difference

Pouline is 42 and lives with her 20-year-old twins in Mawonwe in Mpigi district. Pouline has been a Community Health Promoter (CHP) for one year. As she recently told us, “I always wanted to be a nurse or health practitioner, but never had money for the studies, so when this opportunity came about, I jumped […]

Sarah Masajage Brings Vision to Her Community

Sarah Masajage and her fellow Community Health Promoters are waiting as local residents erect their communal tent. Used for a variety of community activities, on this day it will offer shelter for Living Goods customers attending the first ever Vision Camp in Bwaise, a huge slum settlement in the outskirts of Kampala. During training sessions conducted […]

The Ever-Popular Nanyanzi Harriet

We’re pretty impressed with Nanyanzi Harriet. “I’ve always wanted to be a doctor; for as long as I can remember” she told us last week. “Just like my father. He was a doctor at Mulago Hospital.” But her father passed away when she was young, she said, and there was never enough money in the family to […]

Monica: Mother, Grandmother, and Now Health Provider to Her Community

A widow since 1995, Monica has been the sole provider for her 12 children and, amazingly, has managed to put them all through secondary school  —  some even through university. “I would take out loans to pay for school fees, then pay them off, and take another one,” said Monica. “I managed, but it has […]

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Living Goods Graduates a New Class of Community Health Promoters to Serve the Last Mile

Less than a third of Ugandan school children complete their primary education. More education — and graduation ceremonies — is almost entirely out of reach for the country’s largely poor population. So when Living Goods graduates a new class of Community Health Promoters, it is a big event for the graduates themselves, and for friends and family, who turn […]