Our History

Rural Focus Initiative – Uganda (RUFI – Uganda) is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Uganda NGO Board under registration number INDR151794101NB operating primarily in western Uganda and working towards empowering women and young mothers to be self-reliant through vocational skills training. We are located 100metres off Kasese Mbarara High Way, Kirembe Cell, Central Division Kasese Municipality -Uganda, Kasese District, western Uganda and we are a non-profit, non-denominational, political and non-sectarian organization founded by welfare-minded young women and men in 2011.

RuFI Uganda was founded by community welfare-minded young women and men with an aim to empower the community in the fight against poverty, address human rights abuses and revive positive cultural/traditional norms and values in society. RuFI seeks to reduce unemployment, teenage marriages and pregnancies, and the spread of diseases by providing information and training. The Organization is run by competent staff members under the stewardship of a board of trustees.

OUR VISION:
A healthy, empowered and self-sustaining community aware of its rights and defend those of children for immediate and long term development.

OUR MISSION:
To empower rural communities in defending the rights of women through information accessibility and training services 

OUR CORE VALUES
RUFI – (U) seeks to be a competent, accountable, reliable, result-oriented,  and honest organization true to its vision and mission, with clear, transparent systems and practices, based on respect for human dignity and integrity.