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An Exploration of the Impact of Social Enterprise Projects on Women’s Health in Teso Sub-Region, Uganda

Collaborators: Makerere University School of Public Health


This research explores the impact of women’s social enterprise projects on their health and wellbeing in a rural, marginalised region of Uganda. It examines how women’s health has been impacted by climate change, alongside interrelated factors of poverty and gender-based violence. It analyses how the women who belong to enterprise groups are utilising their indigenous knowledge to mitigate the impact of these oppressions. The research also explores Ms Squire’s status as an insider and outsider to the enterprise projects, which are supported by the ‘Mustard Seed Project,’ a charity that she chairs. In discussing her positionality, she examines how, as a researcher from the minority world I can ethically study an indigenous population.

Methodological approaches

  • Qualitative
  • Bricolage
  • Ethnography
  • Autoethnography