Stories

Bahati William Biragho is a 56 year old resident of Kilembe mines camp in Kasese District. Before living in the Kilembe mines camp, he had his own home below the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. His home was composed of two four-bedroomed houses. He also had a pigsty, vanilla, apple, coffee, pineapples,...
River Nyamwamba first began flooding in 2013 and continues to overflow every year in May and sometimes twice a year. It has since destroyed homes, taken lives and displaced the residents of Kasese, making them internally displaced people. 47 year old Rehema Namale Aryemua, a mother of 10 children,...
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 old 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. Together with my husband and three children, I had to flee to Uganda for safety when war broke out in Burundi. We arrived in Uganda in 2018 and have not gone back...
Albert Maniragalula is a 35 year 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...
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,...