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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


We are today featuring another special former trainee from RuFI Uganda who was one of Response to COVID19 and Floods Project that started in May 2020. In our interview today, we are featuring Nyangoma Oliva aged 37, and we asked her how she is finding life after training and here is what she narrates; Interviewer: How are you Doing and how has our training helped you? Nyagoma: Am doing fine and life fairly okay. To be sincere my training with RuFi was a big turning point for me since this is the only source of income am currently relying onRead More


This week we are pleased to introduce to you our special trainee Nyangoma Oliva 37 and a single mother of 3 and the very first flood victim enrolled into RuFI Uganda weaving class. Nyangoma one of the many flood victims who lost all her property became a mother at 15 after she had dropped out of school. This was also after the death of her biological father who was responsible of her fees.  Nyangoma says her husband passed away 10years back and she has been taking care of her three children since then. Out of the three children two areRead More


Happy Labour Day to all workers across the globe! Every one’s effort counts in making the world better. Thank you all for the hard work! Today we introduce Driwaru Irene(Left) aged 24 and a mother of two. she finished her ordinary secondary education last year sponsored by her grand mother after loosing his parents in an accident ten years back. As she waits for people with good and supporting hearts to support her next move in formal education, Driwaru decided to join Rural Focus Initiative Uganda (RUFI) to learn the hands on skills and she is currently training in weaving.Read More


The lockdown continues and little work is going on at RuFI Uganda. Hoping in the next couple of weeks activities will get back to normal however, with the current eleven (11) new case of track drivers that entered into the country (Uganda) from Kenya and Tanzania, no one knows what the president’s next move will be. For RuFI Staff and a few trainees, working from home continues. Most of these trainees are at home doing home based duties and today we are letting you know yet another trainee who is training with us in this first half of 2020.  WeRead More


We bring the Fourth trainee in our January-February enrollment for 2020.Masika Sharon aged 17 a primary seven dropout is another teenage under our mentor-ship. With the current COVID19 lock-down, she is helping in doing home duties as she wait to resume training.  Sharon who currently lives with her uncle in the outskirts of Kasese Municipality is currently doing tailoring at RuFI Uganda. With her inability to cope up with formal education, Sharon opted for life skill training as her life career. She is a committed young girl and loves what she does. Her career plan plan after completing her courseRead More

Working from home remains the only alternative for our team!

With the extra 21 days lockdown extension, both office and workshop activities continue to be done from home to have the workload is reduced. “Government has decided to keep in place the stay-home order for another 21 days. This started today April, 15 to May, 5, 2020 to allow the ministry of health study the situation longer,” Museveni said there are still a number of danger points that would see the virus spread in the country including the porous border points with nearby countries that allow people sneak into the country, cargo trucks drivers and their crews, aircraft crew, UN workers whoRead More