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Developing market based solutions for sustainable incomes for rural women in Uganda

Organisation: Bubugo Conservation Trust

Country: Uganda

Type: Humanitarian & Community Development

The volunteer will be based in a rural setting in central Uganda. Work will involve meeting the women, developing their skills and products, exploring market outlets through online research and local enquiries, and working through the procedures involved in setting up such outlets. It is anticipated that upon completion of the placement the volunteer would leave behind a functioning production, supply and sale chain that can self-sustain itself. Additionally the volunteer will be expected to support our ongoing womens literacy and personal development classes.

Some experience in business development as well as a creative mind to help develop products would be useful.

This is an unpaid position. The volunteer must provide $220 per month to cover local accommodation and meals, and as an operating budget for their day-to-day work. Travel to Uganda is at their own cost. The volunteer should cover the costs of an initial 3 month tourist visa. After a three month probation period and on satisfactory progress BCT will facilitate and cover the cost of a volunteer work permit for the remainder of the year. BCT will provide a bicycle for local travel.

Through local community engagement and empowerment, we are working to improve livelihoods and the environment of the riverbank of the Nile in Bubugo village, Jinja, Uganda. Bubugo Conservation Trust is a community based organisation established in 2015. The Trust works to address deforestation, poor water quality, and social problems resulting from high poverty levels, poor education and lack of employment in the area.

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