Author: Matsisti Yonah

Feature Friday

Today we are featuring one of our youngest trainees in our sewing class. She is Biira Racheal aged 15. She comes from one of the mountainous areas of Kanyatsi-Kitholhu subcounty of Kasese District. Biira Racheal is a primary six drop out and this was because her parents were unable to pay the little fees the school was demanding her termly. The parents are all alive but with many children. Racheal enrolled with us at the beginning of this month in the sewing class.  Racheal’s dream is to be a designer.  She loves singing and green is her favorite colour.

Feature Friday

Today Friday we feature Evelyn Kabugho 18 years old and a 3rd born of 10 children. She is in our sewing class and 2 months now learning sewing. This week Kabugho was working on a straight skirt and tried to make her own size. She is hard work and committed to her work. She is a primary seven leaver and failed to join secondary education because of school fees challenges. Her parents are peasants and only produces for home consumption. This year her parents heard about the skills training offered by Rural Focus Initiative Uganda and they decided to haveRead More


Here is another episode of our exclusive interview with our former trainee BIIRA JOVIA NYAMAC 23. She is a mother of 1 and the 6 year old baby girl is in middle class. Jovia is using her 1 rented room for accommodation and also her small workshop. During day, she does her work in the veranda outside. This is what she says; Interviewer: yes, Jovia briefly tell us about your current situation. Jovia: am owning a small sewing workshop in Kizungu, Kasese municipality. Interviewer: when did you establish this workshop? Jovia: I established this workshop in July 2020 when theRead More


It was such a horrible day in Kasese-Uganda as many properties have been lost due to heavy down pour from the Rwenzoris that caused a lot of flooding. The rivers sound was terrible that even at a distance of 20kms people heard it. Evacuation of people from danger zones like Red Cross Area (Muyenga Lower) started as early 1:00am in the morning to ensure no life is lost. And combined with the current situation brought about due the outbreak of COVID 19, there is much fear on how people will survive where people are just staying at home without working.Read More