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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.

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Recent blog posts from Africa

Farmers become Dairy Processors

•  Posted by Nieke Westerik on December 7th, 2014

When you come to a new county, as a new project leader for Yoba for Life, everything is new and exciting. It takes you some time to settle in and learn the basics of the Ugandan people, language and culture. Subsequently, since job as full-time travelling country side project leader is newly invited, it takes [...]

New horizons: Yoba in Jinja area

•  Posted by Nieke Westerik on November 6th, 2014

‘Today the car will come out of the garage’. ‘They said they need to fix one more thing but tomorrow it is really finished’. ‘Today it should be done, maybe we can pick it in the afternoon and go tommorow’. ‘They needed to order a new battery, but today they should finish, I promise you.’ [...]

Wrapping up in Masaka

•  Posted by Nieke Westerik on October 13th, 2014

After residing for two months in Masaka, it is time to move to a new district in Uganda. The coming two months I will spend in and around Jinja. The village of Sembabule is situated a bit central among most of the groups I trained in Masaka area. The ‘Sembabule District Farmers Association (SEDFA)’ is [...]

Workshops all over

•  Posted by Nieke Westerik on September 5th, 2014

Only two three weeks have passed since my last blog post but there are so many things happening that I would be able to write a complete blog post about every day. However, I will confine myself to the highlights. Highlights of important achievements and highlights of absurd situations (from our western point of view). [...]

New project leader Uganda

•  Posted by Nieke Westerik on August 15th, 2014

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 [...]

The smile of a kid (including photos)

•  Posted by Mark de Koff on February 4th, 2014

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 [...]

Yoba’s Hygiene and 2014′s progress

•  Posted by Mark de Koff on January 10th, 2014

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 [...]

Yoba at school for deaf children

•  Posted by Anneke Wouters on January 3rd, 2014

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 [...]

For your body, every body

•  Posted by Mark de Koff on December 26th, 2013

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 [...]

A memorable moment

•  Posted by Mark de Koff on November 26th, 2013

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 [...]