Dorothy was the very first basket artisan that The Mighty River Project partnered with. She is a mama of 6 and a grandmother, and heads up the Mukisa Twezimbe women's group. Dorothy is a natural caregiver, and loves those in her community with all that she has. We are so blessed to work with her!
Peninnah is a member of the Mukisa Twezimbe women's group, creating baskets in partnership with The Mighty River Project. She is mama of 7 children, and works hard to provide for her family! Deep and thoughtful, she is a joy to have on the Mighty River Project team.
If you were to meet Evelyn, she would make you feel welcome, and she would make you laugh with her wit and honesty. She's a wonderful mother to her kids! She uses her basket-making skills that she learned through Mukisa Twezimbe women's group to provide for them, and their household is full of fun!
Kevin is also a member of the Mukisa Twezimbe group. She has three children, and in addition to her income through The Mighty River Project, she sells necessities in a small shop adjacent to her house. We are so blessed to partner with this sweet lady!
Robinah is so kind and eager to help out. She is a mama to seven children and also a grandmother, and she has used her income from basket crafting to improve the lives of each member of her family.
Erinah is our only artisan who makes baskets using papyrus fiber. She has two daughters and a son, and uses the proceeds from her self-taught basket making skills to support her family.
Maria makes our line of beaded jewelry, giving second life to used paper by hand-rolling each bead into an upcycled treasure. She uses her earnings from The Mighty River Project to support her two daughters.
Rita, mama to eight daughters and a son, supports her family by making vibrant textile products. She uses bright, unique Ugandan fabrics to make bags and aprons using a foot-pedal-powered sewing machine.
Rebecca is mother to seven children, and she and her husband are in church ministry together. She is grateful for her basket income because of the way it provides for her family and frees her up to have time during the week to do ministry with her husband.
Joan and Rebecca (above) are cousins, and they both make a style of basket that is different from most others, as it is made of millet fiber. Joan's three teenagers are benefiting from her basket skills as she invests in their lives and dreams!
Olivia, trained as a teacher, pours so much into her children! She is not currently able to work as an educator, so basket making is allowing her to earn income to support her family and also giving her the flexibility to work from home.
Rose is raising her granddaughter, and basketmaking is not only providing income that allows them to thrive, but also offers her granddaughter the opportunity for education.
Jesca is also a grandmother who is raising her grandchildren. She has a radiant cheerfulness and a kindness that she is passing onto her grandchildren. Her earnings from making baskets are making a difference as she invests them in her family!
Sarah is a mama of five children who is one of our most recent additions to the Mukisa Twezimbe basket making collective. Her baskets are beautiful, and so is the way that she cares for her children!
ugandan leadership team //
FRED // Fred is The Mighty River Project's In-Country Director. He serves our ladies well, and is the bridge between our Ugandan and US operations. He is married to Becky, our Sponsorship Coordinator.
BECKY // Becky is wife of Fred and mama to their precious daughter, and also our Sponsorship Coordinator. She makes sure every child has a uniform and school shoes that fit, communicates with the schools, and encourages the kids as they write letters to their sponsors. Her job is FUN and BUSY!
LOIS // Lois is our Mentorship Coordinator. She is a seasoned mama of three children, and uses her wisdom and kindness to help make sure our ladies are growing holistically.
board of directors //
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Co-Founder & Board Chair