SUPPORT US TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN OKERE
In Okere, dry spells are now more incessant and longer. As a result, farmers only realize 25% of their farm produce. But through agroecology, we are on a mission to avert to avert this predicament. Please, support us as we work to support smallholder farmers to become more resilient and be able to adapt to the devastations of climate through agroecology alternatives.
2022 aNNUAL IMPACT REPORT
2022 was a rollercoaster. We rose over and above our expectations, making sure that indeed, we continue to ensure that a living wind continues to blow in Okere as our motto reminds us.
Read more in our 2022 Annual Impact Report
HOME OF OKERE BOXING CLUB
HOME OF OKERE SHEA BUTTER
"Because shea trees grow naturally in Okere, we are deliberate in our efforts to regenerate and conserve shea trees by promoting its re-forestation and sensitizing our community not to cut the trees. We are also investing in shea butter by creating cosmetic product lines to launch in the marketplace - with the first one being Okere Shea Butter. In essence, we strive to position SHEA BUTTER as the "vibranium" that spurs socio-economic transformation in our village. Among other things, we have started Okere Shea Cooperative Society to be the bedrock upon which our Shea investments are rested.
"I have fallen head over heels in love with Okere Shea Butter. I cannot look further from it. It is by far the best moisturizer I have ever used. Additionally, the story behind the women who collect the nuts is inspiring. To think that when I buy a tin of Okere Shea Butter, at least some money finds its way to these women and the community is amazing"
OUR WORK IN THE PRESS
Okere City is a community where rural development, future aspirations, and cultural connections are consciously uplifted... a place to take a deliberate pause to think about a reimagined and thriving African countryside. We believe that by creating such a space, we can improve rural livelihoods and conditions and inspire a radical rural transformation beyond the borders of our village. We are more than a rural development project. We are both an experiment and an experience of reimagining traditional traditional rural development in Africa. More to our work and partnership with the people people of Okere, we are also a destination for artists, researchers, activists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers who believe in the potential of the African countryside.
ECHOES OF LAWINO
What our community members say
What our SUPPORTERS say
"In many ways, Okere City is not just a place. It is an experience of a transformational community that endeavors to implement the SDGs through their different initiatives. They are preserving culture; improving literacy rates both among the children and the elderly through the adult literacy program; promoting economic development through the Shea Butter business"
Diana Ondoga, Corporate Investment Lead, Stanbic Bank, Uganda
We are looking for child/children sponsors to enable us to continue giving brilliant children the opportunity to receive quality education at our community school.
Your donation will be matched to a pupil and we shall make every effort to share more details about the child's progress with you.
We hope that this support will go on to build more interactions, sharing, caring now and beyond. We shall also provide more updates about the life and academic performance of the child receiving your support