RoHo Reflections

Caleigh Hernandez

The Dangers of a Single Narrative

The Dangers of a Single Narrative

Food for thought as we continue telling others about our experiences abroad or simply of another who is different than us. At RoHo, we're always cognizant of how we tell our artisans' stories and how their lives aren't similar to those across East Africa. 

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Caleigh Hernandez

Advice from Entrepreneurs

Advice from Entrepreneurs

My grandfather told my mom who in turn told me, "Choose a job you love, it's the cheapest form of entertainment." And I've found it through RoHo. We participated in Entrepreneurship Week a few weeks back, so I thought we'd celebrate by citing some advice from successful entrepreneurs before us in case you need a little inspiration to get you through this week. For those who are considering taking the plunge and starting their own business - GO FOR IT!  

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Caleigh Hernandez

Poverty

Poverty

This is the week for being thankful, although I know I should be doing more of this throughout the year. I've been lucky in where I was born, how I was raised, my health and the education that I have had the privilege of receiving. I know this isn't the case for most and thought this would be an appropriate week to discuss what we're doing for those less fortunate. For those born into a live of poverty. The term poverty denotes malnutrition, scarcity and the developing world, particularly Africa. But these images that are evoked don’t do the term...

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Caleigh Hernandez

Funerals & the Act of Listening

Funerals & the Act of Listening

A few years back I was living in a rural village in Uganda and working with an organization that works with the poorest of the poor who are considered “not bankable” by formal savings institutions. Instead of going to traditional banks, communities formed savings groups and worked together to lend each other money and save a small amount each week. These weekly savings serve as a safety net for a household should a crisis emerge. We were working with three of these savings groups on a short-term income generating project that diversified incomes. We met on a weekly basis to...

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