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
Seated outside his house as he unfolds the sleeves on his shirt, Gideon Bonkisi (not real name) is watched intently by his children as he raises each arm. He reaches down to pick up the youngest and settles him on his lap as he begins to narrate his traumatic tale of raising children who are […]Read more "HIJRA ENSURING SAFETY OF REFUGEES LIVING WITH ALBINISM IN UGANDA."
Despite her rough past of traumatic experiences, Feza Ramazani, 55, married with 13 dependents has become a beckon of hope for the women in Nakivale Refugee Settlement by being one of the women change makers. Through starting a business from scratch, she is championing soap production with Tusaidiane counselling group to which she is President […]Read more "Feza Ramazani"
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This Chinese proverb is meant to shed light on the philosophy of charity to prevent poverty. It teaches us that teaching a man a trade is a better way of providing […]Read more "TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME."
Do you know what transpires between the time refugees flee from endangering situations to safe asylum? By the time they arrive at the different Reception Centers, all they have are the clothes on their backs and little to no household items that are essential for their day to day lives. HIJRA Uganda that manages the […]Read more "Voices from the field."
Skillfully and delicately using the sharp tip of the gauze to align the colorful beads on the purse she is making, one can tell Feza enjoys what she is doing. She proceeds to tag at the end of the gauze as she tightens the pattern around it. A refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo, Feza […]Read more "FOCUSING ON THE ABILITY"
Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there’s no place for us, my dear, yet there’s no place for us. Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you’ll find it there: We cannot go there now, […]Read more "REFUGEE BLUES by WH Auden"
HIJRA with the support from MTI assessed 172 children with disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spinal Bifida to Physical, hearing and visual impairments in Nakivale Settlement Camp. This was done as part of HIJRA’s 2017 community services implementation plan under psychosocial support to strengthen the most vulnerable persons of concern especially people with […]Read more "SEEING THE ABLE AND NOT THE LABEL."