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 Oruchinga
Celebrations for World Refugee Day in Nakivale Refugee Settlement kicked off with the sunny weather agreeing with the mood in the air for the day in Juru which when loosely translated from Kinyarusha means “Heaven.” The invited delegates and community members all came together to physically stand with the refugees as they commemorated their day. […]Read more "HIJRA stands #WithRefugees"
From 22 and 23 June, 2017, Uganda hosted the Solidarity Summit on refugees to discuss acute challenges the country is experiencing while managing the refugee crisis from her neighbors. The meeting was attended by H.E President Yoweri Museveni, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and other high level dignitaries. On the 22nd of June, State minister […]Read more "UGANDA UNITES FOR REFUGEE SOLIDARITY"
One never knows their true strength till being strong is the only option they are left with especially when the crisis generates from family. The group solely meant to protect you and have be on your side always. Elegantly standing at 6 foot something with an aura of excellence surrounding her dark beautiful complexion makes […]Read more "Where there’s a will, there’s a way"
In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, placing gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Women during the Women’s Day Celebrations in Rubondo Village, Nakivale In a plight to achieve the 2030 agenda, UNHCR in partnership with all the implementing partners […]Read more "“Everything a man can do, a woman can do it better.”"
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid’s (HIJRAs) first month in Nakivale Refugee settlement in Isingiro district in the Southern Western Part of Uganda commenced at a time the Uganda Government through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is undertaking the refugee verification exercise in the Settlement. The verification exercise is being undertaken to update the […]Read more "HIJRA fast trucking vulnerable refugee cases through multiple activities in Nakivale."
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’’."