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Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May)

Namaganda has turned into a beacon of hope for Katosi women. PHOTO/Gerald Tenywa

Namaganda has turned into a beacon of hope for Katosi women. PHOTO/Gerald Tenywa

Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it.

A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake in the world should not be bathed in poverty. This is what was at the back of Masitula Namaganda’s mind. Namaganda who lives at Katosi landing site in Mukono set out a decade ago to heal the problems afflicting women and Lake Victoria in their neighbourhood.

Namaganda still remembers how their scattered efforts had failed their dream of living better lives. Today, their lives are changing tremendously and their capacity to act as stewards of the lake is improving. Their efforts to save the environment are also taking shape . . .

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