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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

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.

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


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