Felco is known around the world for producing high quality pruning shears and gardening tools, and has recently partnered with African Women Rising to donate agricultural tools to ease and improve crop maintenance in Uganda.
Twenty years of war destroyed the agricultural capacity of Northern Uganda. Knowledge was lost, crops and animals were stolen and land abandoned. As the primary producers of food, women bore the brunt of the conflict.
That’s where African Women Rising comes in…
Founded in 2006 in Santa Barbara, CA, African Women Rising works in partnership with community-based groups to improve the lives of women in post-conflict areas of Africa. Rooted in the conviction that women should be active stakeholders in defining their own development strategies, African Women Rising builds on initiatives that the women themselves have started.
African Women Rising’s permagarden program is working hard to support the women of Uganda, and assist them in providing food for their families and communities—no other NGO is doing the work they’re doing in a refugee setting.
“We are pleased that a company like FELCO supports our activities and provides the best tools to develop our agricultural programs,” said Thomas Cole, co-Founder of African Women Rising. “Being a long-time user of FELCO, I know the importance of ergonomics and efficient tools in crop maintenance”.
“FELCO is proud to support the vision and dedication of African Women Rising to improve the livelihood of women by empowering them after war through sustainable agricultural programs,” says Stephan Kopietzki, CCO of FELCO. “This small nonprofit strives to make a big impact; we are pleased if FELCO tools can provide assistance achieving this goal”.
Cheers to Felco for supporting such a noble cause, here’s more info on the partnership.