Tag Archives: Uganda

Can Africa grow its own volunteers

This question has been on my mind for sometime now. Due to the current economic environment we have struggled to get volunteers from the traditional sources to out to our project in SW Uganda. I did wonder if Africa could … Continue reading

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Sales Assistants required at Ethnic Supplies

About The company Founded in 2007, Ethnic Supplies is a social enterprise that seeks to end poverty amongst African women involved in textile and handicraft production as this is more sustainable and dignified way out of poverty. Today Ethnic Supplies  … Continue reading

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An incredible journey by canadian peas

Listening to Obama’s speech yesterday reminded of my trip to Uganda last year. He urged Africa to stand up for herself specifically to come up with solutions to its problems. He told the audience that he would like to see … Continue reading

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Ethics and a new form of citizenship

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this year’s Reith Lecturesby Professor Sandel. He asked some tough questions that face us today and one that stopped me in my tracks was one about the role of markets in achieving public good. … Continue reading

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Ethnic Supplies at BBC Gardener’s World Live 2009

There is always a first time for everything and this year it is our first time at the BBC Gardener’s World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. It has been a long journey getting here and when I started Ethnic … Continue reading

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How can business contribute to sustainable peace?

As someone that lived through 20 years of civil wars in Idi Amin’s Uganda etc, I can say that my experience of both poverty and absence of peace is hard earned. Business needs certain conditions or the right environment to … Continue reading

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Ethical gifts at ethnic supplies

We have travelled through East Africa andMadagascar to bring you the best African textile and handicrafts from female producers who cut, sew, knit and bead. Because our products are handmade there maybe a variation in size or the slight imperfection. … Continue reading

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Mother’s day gift ideas from African Mother’s

Mothering Sunday is almost upon us.  I would like to suggest some ethical gifts handmade by African mothers that your mother might appreciate. The thinking behind this is to enable African mothers to help themselves out of  poverty. But please … Continue reading

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Is there a time to be Fair? Is climate change more urgent than global poverty or human rights?

These were the questions put to a panel made up of Kate Allen from Amnesty International, Andy Atkins from Friends of the Earth and Barbara Crowther from the Fairtrade Foundation last Saturday( 28 February 2009) night in Woking Surrey. These are … Continue reading

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Does Starbucks Really waste that amount of water

I read with interest the headlines yesterday 6 Oct 2008 that Starbucks was wasting 23 Millions gallons of water. I am not sure whether this is true or not. I called up The Sun newspaper to verify the story as … Continue reading

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