Turwanye Bukyene is a Kinyarwanda phrase meaning “We fight poverty”. Gashumba and his colleagues named their newly formed SACCO intending to do just that; Fight poverty. 2 years since it was created, Turwanye Bukyene SACCO, with help from HIJRA, has blossomed into one of the most successful saving cooperatives in OruchingaRead more "“We fight poverty”"
Women are faced with countless challenges that greatly hinder their ability to have equal standing in society with men. Women are majorly responsible for household activities including: agriculture, food preparation, fetching water, gathering firewood and some pay school fees for their children. On top of the hard day to day activities, the women have to […]Read more "“Women Power!”"
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year and runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates like World AIDS Day. On 28th November HIJRA in partnership with other […]Read more "‘’From peace in the home to peace in the world: Make education safe for all’’."
What happens when you get your happy ever after but with every waking day, you are afraid of what it will bring you and you no longer feel safe in your own home? This is how victims of domestic violence especially women and girls in households feel nearly every day of their life. Yolanda (not […]Read more "Living beyond the past"
HIJRA with funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing a project on climate resilience in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement in Isingiro District. The project aims at improving the resilience of refugees to climate change-related effects as well as reducing the adverse effects of climate change. Learning visits were conducted in Namutumba where refugees learnt […]Read more "“SAVING OUR GLOBE: GOING GREEN.”"
Mental illness is one of those topics ignored especially in the African community yet it has been responsible for the death of 800,000 people per year. When left untreated it leads to psychological issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), violence, dementia and suicide. In Uganda, if one shows any mental health disorder, they […]Read more "HEARING THE SILENT CRY FOR HELP…"
Some people use their talents for entertainment, others use them as a way of passing on valuable lessons and messages but for Safi Bakuukahe, 25, she used her talent of drama and arts to get her life back on track. Seated in her newly renovated house, Bakuukahe acclaims drama for saving her life. It was […]Read more "SAFI BAKUUKAHE"
Losing hope and giving up is the last thing on the minds of the members of Duterimbire Group from Kisoro village. After receiving capacity building training on how to save and improve their farming like using the green house farming method, they have managed to see some positive change already. “Some of the members of Duterimbire […]Read more "“Developing each other through working together”."