Category Archives: community organizing

Sachet ban: Where are we at?

Anyone remember these? The 40% spirits packaged in a convenient little 100ml plastic sachet available in every single local shop for only 25 NZ cents? Unfortunately, they are still everywhere. I biked to a meeting yesterday and the road was … Continue reading

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March on – Video

We proudly present to you a 2015 highlight: Wakonye Kenwa’s March to End Sachet Alcohol in Gulu You might be wondering… What is sachet alcohol? Watch the clip, and Isaac from Wakonye Kenwa will explain all… Who is Wakonye Kenwa? … Continue reading

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We won a borehole, now lets lock it.

Last November I announced a big win for Wakonye Kenwa. Our research and persistent lobbying won a promise from the District Water Office to drill a new borehole for the community of Obiya West. Its now February. So, you may … Continue reading

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Messy meetings

Our big Wakonye Kenwa meetings always make me a bit anxious. The trickiest part comes before the meeting even starts. Unable to kick my western habit, I always arrive on time. After about 20-25 minutes, your early birds arrive. After … Continue reading

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Big problem, small scale solution.

To tell  you the truth, we almost gave up before we started. I remember a very early meeting. We sat in front of a big piece of paper. One side of the paper read: possible sources of a new borehole. … Continue reading

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A Bitter-Sweet Victory

As Odong narrated it, many years back, the hospital set up their sewage treatment lagoon. Unfortunately, the sewage lagoon also completely contaminated a community water source. Before you leap in outrage at the thought of a Catholic Hospital creating a … Continue reading

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Research dawn to dusk

Our own community borehole supports 50-60 households- about 300 people. That’s about the right number of people for one water source. We live on one side of the road to South Sudan. On your left, observe me carry my jerrycan … Continue reading

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