Mwoto – The Power of Fire

Recently I developed the promotion page for an energy saving stove called Mwoto.

The MWOTO cookstove was developed within the ‘Promoting Improved Top-Lit Updraft (TLUD) Cookstoves in Uganda” project by CREEC. It’s one of the Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA) projects running all over Africa. This stove is a TLUD and this means that it’s lit from above with high energy and high efficiency capabilities. The stove burns efficiently and cleanly that is why its recommended for both household and institutional use.

Together with some staff members of the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) we brought up a really lovely one page website that perfectly shows the benefits of the stove and how it has to be used.

Have a look at the work that we have done under mwotostove.com!

02. July 2012 by Makkus
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Ssese Islands

Some time ago I made a trip with Maxi to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda. Taking a ferry from Entebbe you reach Kalangala within 4 hours. Over there we stayed at the Hornbill camp. Hosted by the German owners, we stayed in a small bantu within the camp which is easy but really lovely, full of art and inspiration and definitely a chilling and relaxing place. Just forgot to present you some of the pictures I took over there. Here u go! Everybody visiting Uganda definitely has to go there… 😉

15. June 2012 by Makkus
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Kampala Downtown or: CHAOS

Lately on the roads of Kampala 🙂

19. April 2012 by Makkus
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Fort Portal – The Old House

Just some photos for the weekend :-): Whilst being on on track in the western region, we discovered a lovely old house, probably from colonial times. Curious as we were, we entered the decaying house to take some great shots of the old facilities.

03. March 2012 by Makkus
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Fort Portal – Kyaninga Lodge

I took lots of photos in Fort Portal. Of course I do not want to withhold any of those photos from you. So here we go with the next post and photos, this time about the famous Kyaninga Lodge at one of the crater lakes in Fort Portal.

Kyaninga Lodge – Search for it at Google and it will be one of the first hits showcased by famous travel websites like tripadvisor with best ratings. And it’s true: with its tremendous and stunning views, with its extraordinary accomodation and its great service, Kyaninga seems to be one of the most exclusive lodges in Uganda. BUT: waaaaaay too expensive for me 😀 Continue Reading →

01. March 2012 by Makkus
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Fort Portal – Tooro Botanical Gardens

Spending some time in the region of Fort Portal, I visited ‘Tooro Botanical Gardens’ which are showcasing and conserving a diverse living plant collection from the Albertine Rift region of Uganda. TBG describes itself as followed:

This wonderful public garden is a unique environment where a variety of flowers, medicinal plants vegetables and fruits are grown. It is a magical place to wander around, taste locally grown fruits and vegetables and get to know the rich biodiversity of the region. Especially birds find a favourable environment here. Continue Reading →

01. March 2012 by Makkus
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Breakdance Project Uganda or: ‘Bouncing Cats’

UNITING THE CHILDREN OF UGANDA THROUGH BREAKDANCE AND HIP HOP CULTURE

Another really nice project was brought to my attention in the last weeks while I was frequently visiting a good friend of mine here in Kampala. She is staying together with Abramz, a break dancer and singer whom I got to know as a really sympathetic and pleasant person showing not the slightest sign of arrogance. He has the vision to promote positive social change and social responsibility through breakdance and hip hop. That is why he founded the Breakdance Project Uganda. Continue Reading →

13. February 2012 by Makkus
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Gaddafi Mosque

The Uganda Moslem Supreme Council Mosque – also known as Gaddafi Mosque – is the largest mosque in Uganda with a seating capacity of 15,000. Located on Old Kampala hill,  it is shaping the skyline of the eastern part of Kampala city. With its Minaret Tower on top of the hill, the Mosque is not only a place for Muslims but also a tourist attraction. So we lately visited the Mosque paying 10000 UGX, equipped with my Lumix GF2 and my Leica Lens to catch some magnificent views Continue Reading →

01. February 2012 by Makkus
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Twenty years from now

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain

19. January 2012 by Makkus
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back in business

with stories from fort portal, new years eve, entebbe, lweza, serena and more. stay tuned 🙂

18. January 2012 by Makkus
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