Stories from Kabingo

February 5, 2019

Annett, the mother of 9, leads the 28 women Kabingo Women’s Basket Cooperative.   She organizes meetings, improves weaving skills and develops new ideas.  With her profits, Annett provides the basics for her children – food, clothing, medicine and school fees. She feel...

February 5, 2019

2019 brings the promise of clean water to Kabingo!

Last year Hope for Kabingo and Engineers without Borders partnered to drill wells and build a pilot water treatment structure. In the past couple of months the water team in Kabingo was busy at work installing water lin...

February 5, 2019

Our dear Mackline turns 21 and she is blossoming into an amazing young woman.

Mackline is in her second year of her technical seamstress program and LOVES it. Special thanks to her sponsors who continue supporting her to build her self confidence and eventually have the...

January 18, 2019

Betty is an industrious, hard-working woman.   She has several children that she struggles to raise on her own.  Her home is neat, clean and well kept.  She wants more than anything to educate her children. Betty heard about the Women’s Bank of Kabingo and applied for...

January 18, 2019

I saw Celemensia, a lovely Ugandan woman sitting in her doorway weaving one of her beautiful baskets. Celemensia is a member of the HFK Basket Weavers Co-op and a recipient of the piglet project.

Celemensia is married and has seven children. She is expecting her eighth...

October 31, 2018

This past July I made my second trip to Kabingo, Uganda. I learned many new things about the village and the people who live there. It was a good visit with some new and some returning volunteers that I had previously met.

My task was to photograph the work of the volun...

April 19, 2018

Mackline's New Chapter

Many of us remember  Mackline Tumusiime.  In July, 2011, the 14 year old girl came to Ohio  for reconstructive surgery to correct injuries she sustained as a baby when she was mauled by a wild pig.  She traveled to Ohio, accompanied by her beloved...

March 12, 2018

It was another fabulous trip to Kabingo. The very committed Engineers Without Borders’ team successfully contracted the drilling of new wells and built a water treatment plant. Dr. Jim Maher worked with the dispensary staff and is working on a plan to improve the lab e...

March 12, 2018

Two professional engineers and four Miami University Students worked with the Ugandan team including two HFK sponsored engineering students,  HFK sponsored chemistry teacher and many other workers.

The EWB team was pleased with the community response in terms...

March 12, 2018

The schools, dispensary, Women’s center and several homes are hooked into the grid. Work needs to be done to integrate with the existing solar panels.

Father will submit a RFF for additional work to fully connect and integrate with solar

I think acceptance will be gradua...

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