March 28, 2018

Mango Trees and Jealousy Fees: Inequitable Entanglements and Development Aid in Northern Uganda

Sarah O’Sullivan

This talk explores the recent mushrooming of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in northern Uganda and their impact on post-conflict life, especially for Acholi people living with HIV. In recent years, there has been a large retraction of funding for HIV-specific aid, which has led many HIV organizations in northern Uganda to use already formed VSLAs as avenues through which to implement development projects. This talk provides a glimpse into a year in the life of one HIV VSLA, providing details about their often arduous journey navigating a saturated landscape of donor-driven “sustainable” livelihood projects.

About the Speaker

Sarah O - lib and website pic

Sarah is a 4th year PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology.

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