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After having prepared the gardens a week ago, today it was a busy morning planting seeds on the three gardens.  We expect high harvest and constant production of vegetables throughout the year and reduce on the daily expenditures With support from one generous donor @Bwambale_Benjamin, the kitchen gardening project will support three home gardens to boost the nutrition levels of Children. With this donation we procured tomato, carrot, green paper and okra seeds that have been shared among the three gardens.


With all our trainees send home as part of the implementation of the presidential directive for self-isolation in the bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda, there is no training going, however, this time again we will introduce to you one more trainee part of the 2020 class. Today we feature Friday Biira Sifa aged 15 training in tailoring. Sifa a Congolese national staying in central division of Kasese Town with her uncle. Sifa never attended any formal education and in her teenage life till she joined RuFI has been helping in home activities. In the three monthsRead More

Help stop the devastating spread of COVID-19 from ravaging rural and remote communities in Africa

As COVID-19 ripples across the globe at an alarming rate, many countries are implementing critical measures to protect their people and help stop the spread. For countries in the developing world, COVID-19 will hit hard and fast – and most don’t even see it coming, especially where internet is slow and expensive. You may be in isolation and feel powerless, but you can help save millions of people in Africa who are uninformed and oblivious to what is careening toward them. Currently, there is little information on the ground in Africa on how to stay safe and stop the spread ofRead More


In this hard period of the current global epidemic COVID-19, little work is going on at RuFI Uganda. All our trainees have been sent home following the presidential directive to keep home and avoiding large crowds. However, today we will introduce to you one of our current trainees in the first half of 2020. In today’s feature Friday we introduce to you Mbambu Joy aged 15. Joy is an orphan who dropped out of school in primary 3 of the formal education. Joy comes from a family of five and with little support from home she managed to join RuFIRead More


In our today’s publication, we are featuring ALICE BIKOBA  who too  joined us for training in the January-February 2019 intake. ALICE aged 26 is a married mother of four(4) and a secondary Four leaver which she successfully completed in 2009. Alice’s Major to train at Rural Focus Initiative Uganda is to get the skills in Tailoring and later seek for a Job. Alice says earning money as a woman makes her proud of a her self. Apart from Tailoring and weaving, Alice likes watching movies and playing netball. She is an dmirant of Green color.


In our today’s publication, we are featuring BIIRA DAFINE who re-joined us for training in the January-February 2019 intake. Dafine Aged 18 is a trainee who joined us in 2018 but was unable to complete her course due to challenges at home. Previously she was staying with her brother who later vacated and went to a distant place, and therefor the distance to the training wasn’t walk-able since RuFI isn’t able to accommodate trainees and thus she stopped training prematurely.  With her determination and carriage, she later joined us in March to complete her studies. She now stays with herRead More


Three more are remaining and before the closure of the study period for the January – February intake, we will shall have introduced all our trainees. This Friday we are featuring ASIIMWE PATIENCE. ASIIMWE PATIENCE  aged 25 is a married  mother of  three(3) children under her care. Patience is a primary seven dropout who is current getting the tailoring skills at RuFI-Uganda.  Patience hails from a far village from where we are training ffrom and because of the need for skills she is currently staying with her brother as shill looks forward to complete the course at the end ofRead More

The Secret of the Jerry Can

By: Herbert Wenk, Senior Expert Services, Germany Clear water is a precious resource. Even in the Rwenzori region where rain is abundant. But only a few water taps for drinking water are available which must be shared by many households. The yellow jerry cans to carry the water from the taps are therefore a common sight also in the Acholi quarters It happened one evening, that a mother ordered her young daughter to fetch the water needed for cooking and washing. The family was very poor and they only had one jerry can to carry the water in. The girlRead More


With the high production of over 260 million tons of plastic the world produces each year, about 10 percent ends up in the Ocean, according to a Greenpeace report. According to the current global statistics, Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land. Plastic items take between 10-1000years to decompose whereas by 2080 it’s estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in oceans and lakes. This creates a great risk to farming and the entire human raceRead More


This Friday we yet again share with you one of our current trainees. Today we are featuring MUHINDO CHRISTINE aged 23, married and a mother three children. Christine is apparently training with us doing Weaving as her favorite course. She is a primary two drop out who didn’t manage to go further with formal education. Christine‘s  major goal is to start her own small scale business able to generate some income for her and also be in position to contribute to her family income as a wife and with capacity to take care of her children in times of scarcity.Read More