“We fight poverty”

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

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FOCUSING ON THE ABILITY

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 […]

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REFUGEE BLUES by WH Auden

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, […]

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SEEING THE ABLE AND NOT THE LABEL.

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 […]

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HIJRA stands #WithRefugees

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. […]

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UGANDA UNITES FOR REFUGEE SOLIDARITY

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 […]

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