livelihoods

‘Living Positively’ with HIV in Uganda

This year’s World AIDS Day, which marked its 30th anniversary on 1 December, aimed to highlight the importance of being HIV-status aware and called for barriers to HIV testing to be removed. In Uganda, United Purpose’s partner organisation, KCA (Keep a Child Alive) and the Alive Medical Services are challenging these barriers; working on the front line in the fight against AIDS, they are supporting people like Harriet and Esther to lead fulfilling lives.

A problem shared: Boosting women’s businesses in rural Ghana

For many women in rural Ghana, entrepreneurial ambitions are all too regularly crushed by unequal access to banks and investment. Over the last six years, we’ve been supporting groups of women to revolutionise their own ability to kick-start enterprise, by setting up Village Savings groups.

Breeding business success in Bangladesh: Laheri’s story

Meet 32 year old Laheri Sarker – a dairy farmer from Bishnupur village of Gaibandha district, northwest Bangladesh. Laheri is an active member of ‘Bishnupur Purba Para Shukher Khani Dairy Milk Producer Group’ – established as part of United Purpose’s Improving Food Security and Livelihoods Project (IFSL) project. By joining the group at a critical time in starting up her farm, Laheri and her husband were able to transform their initially uncertain venture into a thriving business.