This year, one of our key priorities was to review our fledgling venture capital programmes and consider how best to engage in this area in the future. Our desire is to enable people to develop businesses that generate income and create jobs, and launch pioneering community development projects that aim to address specific challenges that
This week 30 people have been taking part in a four-day business training course, organised by a little bit of HOPE (Uganda). The trainer, Livingstone, from an organisation called Reconxile, spent the week teaching a diverse group of experienced business people, leaders of community development projects, and young people with dreams, basic skills on how to
Rachel has now been in Uganda for three weeks and has been greatly encouraged by much of what she has seen. But there have been plenty of frustrations. She has been meeting with lots of budding entrepreneurs and finding that there is a huge amount of dedication, but often a lack of expertise and funding.
Izzy Bloomfield lives in Ipswich and is in her second year at London Metropolitan University, studying International Development. This week it’s her turn to tell us about her ‘Gold Star Project’: Tailoring School. At the beginning of 2012, a little bit of HOPE gave £600 to a tailoring school in Busolwe, Uganda. Started by Grace, a
Amy Rushbrook, one of the founding trustees of a little bit of HOPE graduated this year with a degree in Youth Work and Applied Theology from The Centre for Youth Ministries in Cambridge. She lives in Ipswich and is a Substance Misuse Worker for The Matthew Project. This week we hear about her ‘Gold Star Project’: Sanitary Towels. When
In the week leading up to Christmas, the six trustees of a little bit of HOPE are going to each tell you about their ‘Gold Star Project’ of 2012. We have done all kinds of things this year, all of them we hope worthwhile and helpful in enabling people in the Butaleja District of Uganda