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    In Pursuit of a New Identity

    By Dorah Ntunga “The only thing that keeps you going when you are a refugee is hope, for better days and peace. I know this because I have spent the biggest part of my life as a refugee.” This are the first words that 30-year-old Oyet Mathew a refugee from Torit in South Sudan spoke […]

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    An Uncommon Determination

    By Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam Uganda 28 year Achiro Alice is a mother of 5 children- three of her own, 2 adopted from her late sister and currently expecting her 6th child. . She lost her husband in the recent fighting and now has to take care of these children, the eldest being 7years!

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    Hope In The Midst of Distress

    By Dorah Ntunga Growing up, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. Now all I dream about is the safety of my parents and brothers. Sometimes I dream that they are around but when I wake up, the grim reality of being alone sometimes paralyses me and I want to stop these dreams. I wish I […]

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    Being a model farmer is a dream come true

    Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu village in Northern Tanzania who plans to start constructing his own house […]

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    A system of rice intensification has changed my life

    “When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili Gabriel (49), a mother of four, from […]

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    207 solar panels, plenty of clean water

    Oxfam with funding from ECHO has built a solar-powered system that is expected to pump over 60,000 litres of water, equivalent of a 40 storey building, every hour from the borehole to the storage tanks.

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