Kah • yu • nga
Situated in eastern Uganda not far from the Nile River, the United Farmers and Traders of the Kayunga Cooperative take great pride in their work. For 20 years, this group of women (and a few men) have welcomed more and more people into their cooperative—from single mothers to widows to single men to those who have dropped out of school. They value teamwork and excellence, wearing white and green while they harvest to symbolize their commitment to organic and clean farming.
Did you know many languages are spoken in Uganda? The women who live here primarily speak Luganda and Lusoga. They start each day with words of prayer before they go to gather pineapple (the first crop they ever dried), jackfruit, sweet bananas, papaya, and mangoes.
No. of Rural Women in Co-Op
No. of Dehydrators
Pounds of Fruit Saved
Bags of Fruit Dried and Packaged