News & Updates
MONTHLY PHOTOS - January 2011
JANUARY 2011 WMI SLIDE SHOW
WMI president, Robyn Nietert, just completed her 2011 trip to East Africa to review the progress of loan program operations. The results were just terrific - the village level loan programs are running smoothly under the guidance of WMI's Local Director, Olive Wolimbwa, and her team at the Bulambuli Widow's Association (BWA). Women's businesses are growing steadily larger and the local economy has expanded noticeably in the villages where WMI operates. A full report will be included in the January/February WMI Update which will be emailed at the end of the month.
Colleen Rossier, a 2010 graduate from UVA with a degree in environmental science travelled to Uganda in January 2011 for a 3 week internship with the WMI loan program and she documented WMI's annual visit. She joined Montana Stevenson and Ainsley Morris who have been in Uganda since the end of September working with the ladies on their transition to independent banking and preparing a banking manual. Colleen currently works for the US Department of Agriculture. She was especially interested in the women's farming techniques, animal husbandry, and environmental stewardship.
Click here to see a slide show of her visit, including many shots of the WMI loan program in action, the January graduation ceremony and village life.
Thank you for all you have done for the women and families who have benefited from the WMI loan program. Your ongoing interest and support is helping to change the face of poverty, one loan at a time.
Robyn Nietert email@example.com