Stories

Janvier Dusabe is a 43 year old Congolese refugee living in Kisura C village in Rubondo Zone in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Isingiro district. Together with 11 family members, Dusabe fled Congo and arrived at the settlement in 2011 to start a new, peaceful life. On arrival, Dusabe noticed that...
“I am grateful to my wife, Colline, who introduced the GALS methodology to me. Initially, I thought that my wife was solely responsible for the work within the household. The GALS methodology has enabled me to understand and acknowledge the importance of participating in care and domestic work as...
“Our group was formed as a small women cash for work group. Later, we received training from different organizations and the Local Government on group formation and dynamics, leadership and group management, and on International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR). Oxfam trained our group...
The Usafi Nakivale group in Nakivale Refugee Settlement is composed of refugees from Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, and some Ugandan nationals. It was formed in 2017 by Mirindi Murega, a 46 year Congolese refugee of Nakivale Settlement. On the first look, one can tell that he is a respected...
“My name is Georgette Nibigira, a 31 year old resident of Kisura Zone in Nakivale Settlement in South West Uganda in Isingiro district. When I was in Burundi, war broke out and I had to flee with my family for safety to Uganda. I came with my husband and three children. We arrived in Uganda in 2018...
Albert Maniragalula is a 35year old Burudian National who migrated to Uganda in 2016 after his parents and most of his relatives were killed. ‘’After loosing my parents, I knew I wasn’t going to survive either so I ran away together with my family of eleven members,’’ he said. Albert and his family...
In 2018, Lutheran World Federation drilled a borehole in Base camp zone, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Kamwange district. The borehole serves a total of 175 households and is managed by the refugees. In 2020, the borehole broke down making access to clean water a challenge for many households,...
Climate change and its impacts are the most severe long term environmental challenges faced worldwide. The rising impact of extreme weather events on agricultural systems has impacted small-scale farmers’ behaviour in the last few years. West Nile sub-region experiences a prevalent lack of climate...
Sarah Kahindo stands with a 10 litre water container on her head, in her purple short sleeved shirt and black skirt in front of a makeshift tapstand, on the one side of the tapstand is a 10,000 black plastic tank and on the other is an incomplete mud and wattle house, within an arms reach are...