It’s been 8 years since the idea for Taaluma Totes was born while on a life-changing trip to Uganda.
Since then, we’ve been able to fund 41 microloans for small business owners living in Uganda.
From Moses, a 24-year-old coffee farmer who used his loan to buy mulch. This boosted his crop production which helped him earn extra income to take care of his mom.
To Aida, a mother of 5 who used her loan to expand her restaurant along a busy street. She’s used the extra income to build rental houses to help pay for her children’s tuition.
To Felestus, a mother of 3 who owns a food supply business. She used her loan to buy a big quantity of beans to sell to schools and hotels. This helped her establish a clothing company that provides secondhand clothes to people in need.
To the many more amazing people who are doing great things for their communities in Uganda.
Here’s to keeping microloans coming for small business owners in Uganda - and countries all around the world!
Thanks Courtney for this awesome fabric that will help another business owner in Uganda!
Here’s to keeping the good things coming & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
“The Longyi is a traditional piece of clothing worn by men and women for everyday life in Myanmar. Even in the modern day capital of Yangon, you will see most people wearing a Longyi, whether it is in the office or doing normal daily activities. It’s very much a part of the national identity."
- Traveler Aaron John
Bolivia is a beautiful and diverse country in South America.
It’s known for its awesome Andes mountains and for having lots of llamas (¿Como te llama?).
Over the years, we’ve been able to help six awesome businesses in Bolivia.
From Señora Natalia and "Las 11 Estrellas" (The Eleven Stars), who own a company selling blankets in El Alto. They used their microloan to buy wool so that they could make more blankets and grow their business.
“We made a guided bike tour through Indonesia from Bali to Komodo – beginning in Bali eastbound to the vast unknown islands Sumbawa, Moyo, Satonda, Komodo, Rinca and Flores.
A beautiful old sailing boat brought us to the coast of different islands and our bike tour took us through remote little villages with very friendly and curious people."