Let me first of all introduce myself. I’m Nieke Westerik, and together with Felica I will be the new project leader in Uganda for Yoba for Life. I just successfully finished an internship in Kenya and thereby obtained my master degree in Food Technology from the Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Now I’m full of energy [...]
Yoba make you better – you better make Yoba!
In challenged communities around the world, stimulating economic activity and improving public health are key factors towards a better and more prosperous future.
The Yoba for Life concept aims at helping people in resource-poor countries by local production of a probiotic yogurt, called Yoba, with proven health benefits.
The Yoba for life foundation reports on the background for its mission “Probiotics for every body” in Trends in Biotechnology.
Recent blog posts from Africa
Dear followers, After a short holiday in Rwanda and Uganda, I went back to Life Dairy in Kateete (Mukono District). My parents, who have been in Rwanda/Uganda as well, joined me to see the Yoba activities in Kateete. This visit I especially planned to see the progress of the Yoba production at Life Dairy and [...]
Hi followers, First of all, on behalf of the Yoba for Life Foundation, I hope you’ll all get a happy and especially a healthy 2014 with a lot of Probiotic Yoba Yoghurt. I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas days and of course New Years Eve. I really did enjoy and I now have the [...]
Together with my son’s mother in law, who lives in Kampala, I produced Yoba for 200 deaf children. They loved it! Logical, if you realize that they normally eat maïzena with beans or maïzena porridge every day. Upcoming year, Jane Namusisi (the mother in law) is going to produce Yoba twice per month 50 l [...]
Dear followers, First of all I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year with a lot of Yoba yoghurt. As promised, I will keep you updated about all the progress of Yoba in Uganda. I can actually say that it is going very well. The flyers, the info-sheets and [...]
Dear followers, Hereby I write my first blog on the Yoba4Life website as the new Project Leader. I have been working here now for a little longer than 1 month and many new impressions further, I see a lot of progress in the expansion and the promotion of Yoba. The introduction of the Dried-starter for [...]
The Yoba for life foundation is evolving rapidly in the Uganda region at this particular moment. The collaboration between new sponsors, the UIRI management and new participating Yoba factories result in an explosion of Yoba aspects. The African consumer is getting more and more familiar with the Yoba brand. Previously the Yoba stickers were applied [...]
The Yoba for life foundation is spreading the Yoba for life concept throughout Uganda as we speak. The last couple of months the interns Dries Habraken and Barbara van der Biezen have been supporting the Yoba for life foundation. During this internship Dries Habraken is developing Yoba flow chart diagrams. New Yoba producing companies could [...]
The Yoba for life concept is evolving really quickly and for the good. The collaboration between the Yoba for life foundation and the UIRI team is developing perfectly. The new Yoba for life foundation interns Dries Habraken and Barbara van der Biezen are currently in Kampala, Uganda to perform several Yoba tests. During their stay [...]
Growing of L. rhamnosus yoba in mutandabota, a delicious dairy product found in Southern Africa was done successfully in a rural area in Binga, Zimbabwe. Mutandabota is produced by mixing dry baobab pulp and milk. Sensory evaluation studies were also done on Yoba mutandabota. Our next step is to produce Yoba mutandabota for the whole [...]