This news item comes from Lee Koelzer, the coordinator for Meaningful Volunteer's Grassroots Uganda fair trade initiative in Uganda.
Thankfully, 2010 was another great year for Grassroots Uganda, and I want to thank you all for your support!
With your help we were able to bring 44,399,000ush ($22,199.50) to our women's groups, and a whopping 35,618,200ush ($17,809) to our newly created Artist Co-op!
We were also able to contribute 9,25,800ush ($4,627.90) to our small scale community developement work/ special projects. These include caring for the Jinja Orphans, the Flavia Benefit project,and Building a Latrine for Busy Bee Nursery School, amongst others.
Also, I'm happy to announce that we now have COIN EARRINGS available! We are featuring only a basic design at the moment, but we'll see how styles progress.
If you are interested in where to buy GRU products, or becoming a GRU vendor, please contact me!