Written by Brittany Leitch

100 Women Registered in Kagondo | Rotary Partnership | OWOG

COSAD’s staff and community partners have spent the last few weeks profiling over 100 women in Kagondo Village.  We recently finished the registration process, and have started to distribute the goats (as my last blog said, three group have already received their goats!). 

With so many women to meet and register, it can become a scramble to finish paperwork and move the process along. Luckily, we have many people involved making the process seamless. The elders of the community offer a great deal of support and wisdom, attending all of the meetings and communicating with Smart. Also, one of our dearest partners, Ms. Justina Rwebogora, has taken on a lot of work to organize the groups before their registration day. Ms. Rwebogora is the principal at Kiteyagwa School and is a leader highly active & respected in the Kagondo community. Unfortunately, she has given up her valuable summer break to help launch this project, but we are incredibly grateful to have such leaders and examples supporting the program. 
CEO Smart Baitani talking with women before registration.
Working on registration forms…
Community elders & leaders are present at our OWOG registration meetings..
We travel, a lot! Before registration is completed, we personally visit at least two of the ten homes (chairwoman’s home & WRS home) and often see a few other homes, too.  
And where the cars won’t go… there is always walking this ^^.   

Another group gathering for registration. Ms. Justina Rwebogora greeting the women.