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NAWOU The National Association of Womens Organizations in Uganda

NAWOU, The National Association of Womens Organizations in Uganda, is a non-governmental organization representing over 1000 groups of women in Uganda. The organization provides the women of rural Uganda with a network where they can discuss issues of their communities and offers a consolidated presence throughout the country and the world.

Uganda is an agrarian culture, with most crafts made from vegetable matter including raffia grass and fiber from the banana plant. The women of the country are often the breadwinners of the family and spend much of their day weaving baskets to sell in the local and international markets. Their profits from the sale of crafts are used to provide the basics for their families, including food, health care, and education.

The women are proud of their tightly woven coil baskets and are still amazed that people around the world want to own them.