The impact of severe weather and natural disasters is, as we all know, much more severe in developing countries, where communities are more vulnerable to the long-term effects of physical destruction. Without wanting to preach to the choir, there are many reasons for this vulnerability, a state in which uncertainty is a constant threat: Lack of infrastructure and
On Friday 6th June a storm tore through Busolwe, damaging schools, homes, businesses and devastating lives. This is the story of Katie and Lydia, who work at George & Son’s restaurant, one of Busolwe’s many town centre businesses. It was a scene of devastation as three lives were claimed when the building collapsed under the strength of
We learnt this morning that a storm swept across Busolwe yesterday. We’re not fully aware of the full extent of the damage yet, but will keep this page updated as we receive more information. Please pray for: the community in Butaleja district, especially for those most vulnerable whom the effects of the storm will have the
We love letting people know how much of a difference their support makes to the lives of people in Butaleja District. That’s why we’re sharing our 2014 Impact Report with you on Facebook and twitter at the moment. We’ll also keep this blog updated with everything we share, so you can view them all in one place,
We’re incredibly excited to let you know that Ivan, director of a little bit of HOPE (Uganda), will be visiting the UK in May this year. We are thrilled about this opportunity, and that he is willing to make his first journey out of Uganda to spend some time with us here in the UK.
Our small loan schemes are run by four local churches whom a little bit of HOPE provided with training and initial funds. This year we are spending some time thinking about the structure of our small loan schemes, how they can be improved and hopefully rolled out in other churches and organisations later on in