|Weaving baskets and nursing babies.|
In 1999, there was little produce left over to sell so the women´s group was formed with the aim of reducing poverty and malnutrition, and providing an income for the members to be able to pay their children´s school fees. What began as a craft group selling baskets has evolved into a wonderful community tourism project, with accommodation in traditional bandas, a restaurant, unique guided tours and a well-tended garden.
|The famous Edna!|
|Every nest is full of birds and|
this is only part of the tree!
|The banda is inviting, no?|
You can watch a short video I made about my visit - and yes, the name of the Spanish volunteer in the video translates to Black Sea in English.
Whether you stay with them in Uganda, buy a basket online or just experience a warm fuzzy feeling inside - I wanted you to know about the Boomu Women's Group. Happy Friday!