In Soroti we met with COU-TEDDO (Church of Uganda development offices).  MCC has helped with peace-building activities.  Several leaders are trained in peace building who then train others.  These “peace promoters” live in the communities and try to step in and mediate conflicts .  There can be conflict in families and land conflicts.  In this area there are also many conflicts between the Teso and the Karamajong ethnic groups because of cattle raiding.  There are peace promoters on both sides who work to bring these two peoples together to live in peace.  There have been some villages built where the two ethnic groups live together.  MCC has helped start some “peace gardens” to help with livelihoods.  Citrus and eucalyptus trees have been planted.

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