June 20, 2023
Many Batwa youth couldn't access their ancestral forest foods until DIG started working with the elders to grow them in their gardens. Today people are coming from all over the area to try these nutritious fruits and vegetables and learn how to grow them right outside their doors.
November 18, 2022
Serina's joy is hosting people in her home. Her DIG garden has enabled her to not only offer her guests beautiful meals when they visit, but she's also become an important resource for fresh diverse produce in her community.
November 2, 2021
DIG's journey with the Batwa is only beginning. We have so much still to learn from this remarkable community. Together, we are embarking on a discovery project to identify and cultivate the Batwa's indigenous forest fruits and vegetables in their gardens.
March 2, 2021
Building trust, confidence, and hope is key to our program’s success; and no where is that more important than with the culturally displaced Batwa of southwest Uganda. DIG has made a long-term commitment to this uniquely marginalized community. The Batwa have experienced terrible poverty and poor health since their eviction from their ancestral lands in the early 1990s. (Read more about DIG’s work with the Batwa here.) After four years of engagement, DIG is celebrating having reached half the Batwa
November 2, 2020
DIG prioritizes uniquely vulnerable populations that are often left out of other development opportunities. The Batwa, and People Living with Disability in Uganda are some of the most vulnerable groups we serve. See how we've adapted our program to restore health, wealth, and a sense of belonging.
August 18, 2020
Thank you to Greg Bogdan for encouraging DIG to grow and showing us that challenging efforts aren't to be shied away from, rather these are efforts we can work out together. Equally, thank you to the incredible community who loved and cherished Greg and who personally donated to DIG in his memory. May this garden and the gift of his presence in our lives continue to root and grow in us.
June 25, 2020
How one family turns a life changing accident into an opportunity to develop a family farm.
August 19, 2019
Supporting the Ugandan team over the course of three months to learn how they listen, respond, and co-create helped me understand international development at the grassroots level.
March 11, 2019
Levi Byamukama has a vibrant social energy. He greets everyone with a smile and moves through life with joyful curiosity. One day, after seeing a group of Batwa DIG farmers gathered in the fields, Levi moved closer to see what was happening. He ended up staying through an entire DIG training and returned the weeks following. After a while, the group elected he join them and Levi became an official DIG farmer.
January 31, 2019
This Batwa family used to beg for dregs, feeding their 5 children the leftover sorghum from a locally produced drink only once per day. When the couple joined the DIG program, they were skeptical of the outcome as many NGO’s had come to their village for projects that were short-term.