Expanding income, improving lives

Some of the most striking successes of the BUWEA group in Tanzania involve the women of remote villages in the Kagera region. By partnering with WGC-sponsored BUWEA, they undergo training in business, nutrition and marketing concepts aimed at growing their small home businesses such as animal husbandry, tailoring, baking, etc. the extra money means the ability to pay school fees for their children, who otherwise would not be educated. During this immersion trip, volunteers have been conducting village trainings about pricing, branding, and cost competition. Responding to a need voiced by the women for instruction and counseling on handling the deaths of friends and family members, WGC volunteer Jonathan Hardy, a San Antonio social worker, has been giving grief and loss seminars in several villages.  



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