Banana bounty – Banana trees are plentiful in Uganda's Kasese district, an area where most people make a living through subsistence farming.
Mountain community – The plants, however, don't just produce bananas. There is another byproduct: banana fiber. Once removed from the trunk of the tree, it can be used to make a whole range of products.
Weaving together – A group of landmine victims in Kasese have formed a co-operative association to make rope out of banana fiber and sell it for a profit.
The product – Once the fibers are weaved together the co-operative sells the rope to clients in bulk.
Bespoke creations – One of their longest-standing customers is Evelyn Zalwango, a furniture designer based in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Bespoke creations – The designer incorporates the rope into several of her creations, including beds and chairs.
New life – Some of the men and women who now work in the co-operative used to be farmers in more mountainous areas.