Mango Trees and Jealousy Fees: Inequitable Entanglements and Development Aid in Northern Uganda
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 is a 4th year PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology.