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Reflecting on the role community giving can play in transforming people’s well-being and development in resource strained communities

The study, produced by the Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC) in Western Uganda, offers a thorough exploration of how giving has evolved in the communities where TLC is active. It delves into various reforms to local giving: some are as a result of changes in the way communities live, while others are a result of structural changes to the government’s service delivery. It concludes that giving has always been an intrinsic part of the ethos of the communities studied – indeed sharing has always been regarded as a necessary aspect of survival – and explores the role of informal education (folklore/story telling and proverbs) in shaping the spirit/culture of giving to promote social welfare. This study also draws lessons on why the agenda around aid environments has shifted and gained considerable momentum over the past few years.

Published by: Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club

Published: March 2020

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