Category: News

RuFI Uganda welome a new partner on board

With much pleasure we would wish to welcome The Rwenzori Scholarship fund (RSF) as a new working partner of RuFI Uganda. The Rwenzori Scholarship Fund is a non-profit Non-Governmental Organization for charitable purposes founded and started in June 2018 as a registered CBO in Kasese Municipality with the target to support, help and accompany young people to meet their destination of life to improve their professional integration by granting scholarships to orphans, children from poor families, students from particularly vulnerable families and refugee children by studies at RUFI. When awarding scholarships through the RSF Scholarship Fund, the parity/balance of 50%Read More


With the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2019, many things have changed and some are still changing and to many, life has not been the same again. For many people living in developing communities and suburbs­, COVID19 has negatively pushed them into a journey of no return. From the many challenges people faced and continue facing as a result of this outbreak (COVID19), it didn’t spare the teenage girls who for close to three years stayed out of school. Harassment, forced labour, rape and early pregnancies are among the most reported issues young girls faced duringRead More


It’s a Christian Holy and Good Friday! Happy celebrations to all those celebrating the day globally including some of our staff and some trainees. On this Good Friday, we feature yet another trainee currently acquiring her skills at RuFI Uganda. Ithungu Annet aged 21 is our trainee of the day.  Annet is a resident of Kirembe Cell, Central Division. She stays with her elder sister as she attends lesions at RuFI. Annet has already trained Basket weaving in January/February with us and now doing a six months Tailoring Course at RuFI Uganda. Asked about why she chose to go forRead More


With the completion of our Eco-friendly women training hall, thanks to Rotary Bremen bottcherstrabe for the support, we today feature our very first trainee for 2023. Mbambu Ester aged 16 completed her Primary Seven last year from Kyamiza Primary School. Esther is an orphan who stay with her grandmother and does home activities after training and supports in the garden on weekends and some weekly days. I completed primary school and surely I wanted to join secondary. But because of lack of basics and of course the school fees which my grandmother couldn’t afford, I decided to enroll for aRead More


In addition to our women economic empowerment project that we have been implementing for the last 8 months in Karusandara sub-county Kasese district, a total of 60 more women have been added as beneficiaries. The new project “women economic empowerment through agriculture” will be implemented in Karusandara for the next 18 months. The project is funded by our new partner, Marie-Schlei-Verein e. V., Germany. Our project goals: Improving women’s income and alleviating their poverty; Improving the nutrition and living standards of women, their children and families; Promoting women’s self-esteem; Equipping women with farming skills. Idealistic Project Objectives: • Promotion ofRead More


With support from Miteinander – Ma’an e.V and sales of baskets, the organization now owns a brand new mini-vehicle (Tukutuku) The main reason for the purchase of Tukutuku is to facilitate the collection and delivery of plastic bottles collected from different collection sites to the Vocational Skills Training workshop construction site and ease the transportation of products and materials from/to RFC-Camps. In addition, it will provide an alternative source of income for the organization as it can be rented by other people when free. The Tukutuku will primarily be driven by our female staff, who have started the driving class.Read More

Bottle Compacting

RuFI Uganda officially launched the construction of the Eco-friendly women vocational training workshop in December 2020. Thanks and much gratitude to Rotary Club Bremen Boettcherstraße for the support that enabled us to take the very first steps. The collection process for plastic waste bottles, which we are reusing as building materials for the eco-friendly workshop, has been and is still going on. . One major process to have these plastic bottles used as bricks is by filling them with compacted dry soil to make them hard. Women, girls and young mothers have been trained in doing this work and soRead More


The Board and staff of RuFi-Uganda congratulate Ms Miria Mbambu upon her new appointment as the new Executive Director – RuFI Uganda. Miria has been part of the RuFI team since 2016. For the past five years working at RUFI Uganda she has served as secretary, head of procurement and as administrator, a role she has been doing before assuming her new role. She replaces Mr. James Baluku, who was acting in this position since 2016 and has been appointed Human resources and Communications officer. We wish them the best in their new roles as we move RUFI Uganda toRead More

RuFI Uganda registered as NGO

Having been operating as a community based organization (CBO) since its birth in 2011, today RuFI Uganda has moved a step in its status and now registered as a non-governmental organization. The process that was started in 2018 has today yielded fruits. Having been passed in all levels of verification, a certificate of registration and a 5years working permit we issued and received by Mr. Yonah Matsitsi the organization’s programmes manager. RuFI Uganda is now eligible to operate and implement projects in six (6) districts of western Uganda in regard to the permit issued. In a special note as anRead More

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.