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Buyobo - January 2011 - Colleen Rossier
Colleen Rossier in Buyobo, January, 2011

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 had been in Uganda since the end of September working with the ladies on their transition to independent banking and WMI President, Robyn Nietert. Colleen worked for the US Department of Agriculture for three years and left to pursue a Ph.D. at UC-Davis. She is 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 2011 graduation ceremony and village life.

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