In October and November 2016, Marieme Daff, our Program Officer travelled to East and Southern Africa for three weeks to meet with several grantees.
Business entreprenuers selling their wares at Eco-Agric
Marieme visiting gardens with Bega kwa Bega Mobile clinics in Uganda with Bega kwa Bega
Marieme also had the opportunity to meet with The Water Trust, a US-based NGO that implements water and sanitation projects in northwestern Uganda and has since been awarded a grant to support their sanitation and hygiene work in 18 schools.
Students in northwestern Uganda
School children fetching water
Latrines slated for repair in 2017
Marieme spent several days in Malawi visiting Global Hope Mobilization and Pump Aid in the central region.
Community members using the water infrastructure Latrine blocks completed by Pump Aid
Marieme them traveled south to Blantyre to meet with our partner Action for Environmental Sustainability (AFES).
The irrigation channel supported by AFES Community members contributing labor for the project
Crops growing in fields supported by AFES
In her final week, Marieme traveled to Tanzania where she joined a group of Africa Bridge’s board members and supporters to visit their projects in the southwestern highlands.
Alfred and Marieme in Kisondela Ward
Hilda, Meyvin and Isuba in Kisondela Ward
MVCC and Co-op Members in Lufingo Ward
Caterina's Grandchildren, Kalalo, Lufingo
Overall, Marieme was very impressed with the dedication of our partners to serve rural, marginalized communities through innovative livelihood programs, top-notch water and sanitation services, adapted health support (such as mobile clinics) and other much-needed community development initiatives.