From handmade crafts to delicious coffee, there will be a range of Ugandan products on sale in selected stores from 16th October 2017. These products help to support families in remote Ugandan communities, providing vital income and enabling children to go to school.
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
There are very few schools in the remote mountainous regions. Where there are schools there are often over 60 children per class, teacher shortages, few books or materials and makeshift classrooms. We have supported education facilities and developed a sustainable trade programme which helps parents increase their income from coffee, cocoa, cotton and craft so that they can afford to send their children to school
Since 2008 enrolment in these schools has risen from 53% to 93%. TJX Europe has worked with communities to help them develop their knowledge and skills, leading to increased yield and better quality of their crops. Parents have a more reliable and better income, allowing them to save for school fees and materials.