Our story

Bamboo Village Uganda is a project with love and respect for both people and planet. Born as the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Henri Potze and developed by a team of caring, hard working experts who all share the same goal. We want to create a safe and meaningful life for EVERYONE on the planet, now and in the future, while respecting the Earth’s natural boundaries.

Our mission

Bamboo Village Uganda was founded with the goal to fight both climate change and poverty. By planting and growing bamboo, the greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed, decreasing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, which is causing global warming.

Our bamboo nursery is a direct source of the creation of long term jobs, such as nursery and field managers, bamboo specialists and drivers. In addition, once the bamboo is harvested, it creates additional job opportunities for those who turn the bamboo into products.

The bamboo grown on our plantation is not only used to create products. We use the bamboo to build safe and sustainable homes. Our village can host up to 200 families and with your help we can found a school, church, medical facility and much more, offering a good future for the wonderful people of the Nakasongola district.

Meet the team

Carol

Carol

Field specialist
Christina

Christina

Bamboo engineer
Deborah

Deborah

Lawyer
Drake

Drake

Bamboo entrepreneur
Flavia

Flavia

Director Uganda Bamboo Association
Henri

Henri

Founder
James

James

Bamboo Nursery Manager
Kevin

Kevin

Bamboo Specialist
Nathalie

Nathalie

Web designer
Wilson

Wilson

Driver

Join us!

Compensate your carbon footprint

With your help we can develop Bamboo Village, combat climate change and improve the lives of people in Uganda.

Work for us

We are looking for 10-15 Ugandese team members to help us prepare the field.

Shop bamboo products

Our talented designers and craftsmen and women turn the bamboo that grows in Bamboo Village Uganda into beautiful products.

Sell our products

Are you a shop owner and are you looking for products that are made with care for both planet and people? Contact us for the possibility to partner up and become a reseller of Bamboo Village Uganda products.

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