Initiative Update

September update - Finding our footing

Estar
Posted September 28, 2020 from Uganda

Big Box started off the month of September by continuing the “Meet the Artisans” campaign. By the end of August, we had featured one artisan, Rungi’s which later rebranded to Stitched by Rungi’s. We continued the campaign by featuring Reminac Studios, Dichotomy, and lastly Ten Billion Hearts Foundation. 

Ten Billion Hearts Foundation is a foundation that has tasked itself with a mission to establish ten different social enterprises, each creating genuine products and services that best meets the community’s needs while presenting an opportunity for everyone to extend their love across ten billion hearts world all over.

Currently, the foundation has birthed two enterprises; 

1) Billion Hearts Farmhouse (A self-sustaining agricultural initiative dealing in the growing and production of organic herbs/spices in addition to rabbit farming. Our farmhouse models sustainable farming practices in small urban spaces). 

2) Billion Hearts Academy (a special needs education teaching and training facility committed to pushing the conversation concerning inclusive education across Uganda.)

We also welcomed another brand “Puristy Organics” to our small community of artisans. They are an organic skin and hair care (personal care) products manufacturing company based in Kampala, Uganda. It was started to address the gap and lack of affordable, locally sourced, skin-safe high quality organic personal care products in the cosmetics and personal care industry as well as look into the fair remuneration of the efforts of the female rural farmers who nurture the soils and tend to the trees and fruit that they get our their raw materials from.

September has been a month where we’ve found our footing in terms of team roles and business operations. We have become more comfortable with doing good quality work and growing the business and are one step closer to our goal. 

In terms of impact, we continue to empower our youth artisans in small ways like promoting their businesses, sharing business development resources, and telling their stories in an authentic way. We also continue to serve the Ugandan community with a range of good quality locally made products.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

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Nini Mappo
Sep 29
Sep 29

Hello Ester,
It's always good to read from you. I often find myself thinking about the 'Big Box', because the first time I read about it I had no idea what it was haha, so, it stuck.
Good on you and or team for all the work that you are doing. Fell free to share some photos next time of some of the products that Big Box is working with.
Cheers, and all the best.

Estar
Oct 10
Oct 10

Hi Nini, thank you so much!
I will definitely share photos, but you can also check out our website: https://bigbox.ug/

Sabiha Hasan
Oct 01
Oct 01

Wow, loved your journey to impact this world positively

Estar
Oct 10
Oct 10

Hi Sabiha, Thank you so much. Please visit our website: https://bigbox.ug/