Bulu Mango


Bulu Mango works in the Acholi Quarter of Kampala, Uganda, a community largely populated by people internally displaced by the Lord’s Resistance Army war. Today, the Acholi Quarter is considered a slum. Its residents live well below the poverty line and are plagued by the hardships of extreme poverty, including poor hygiene and nutrition, hundreds of orphaned children, the rapid spread of HIV, poor education, and little access to economic opportunities. Bulu Mango provides women with sustainable income so they can become economically self-sufficient. Most of the women are single mothers caring for upwards of 8 children, many of them orphans. Bulu Mango offers financial training and is actively engaged in HIV prevention work through sexual health education. They also focus on using local resources, including recycled brass, cow horn, and handmade paper beads.