Tugende’s New Faces

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It’s been a while since we updated the blog, and I apologize, but things here in Kampala have been busy and exciting. We’ll have more updates about our growth and new partnerships soon, but first, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to some new members of Team Tugende.

To help manage our growing loan portfolio, increased admin, and the many projects we have in the queue, we hired Paul Sselunjoji, an incredibly talented university student to work full time.

We also recruited three fabulous summer fellows, Nicholas Rodrigues, Jonathan Saunders, and Christopher Harnisch. The summer team is helping is further improve our operations, develop and launch a social impact tracking system, do market research and many other great projects. More about each person below.

Thanks for the continuous support, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates and pictures! –Michael

Paul Sselunjoji

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Background:

Paul is an alumnus of the prestigious Educate! youth leadership development organization (which also has Colorado ties) and he is studying industrial engineering at Kyambogo University here in Kampala. While still a high school student, he won a nation-wide business plan competition and has helped set up several small scale businesses–including selling fertilizer on credit–near his home village of Hoima.

Why Paul is excited to join Tugende: “I’m so passionate about transforming Uganda and [Tugende] happens to be one of the businesses I see that can transform the livelihoods of Uganda, especially the youth.”

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