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Five summer interns bring new energy to URF

 “They (URF) are teaching the people how to help themselves and I thought it was important to be a part of this work.”–Graham URF is rapidly growing and the demands on the administrative end have increased. This summer we have been blessed with five energetic young interns working with John Mary at our Richmond office […]

URF uses a participatory rural approach to empower its beneficiaries to fight poverty and move towards social change.

“In URF the ideal of togetherness is vital as it helps people/communities help one another in times of crises other“-Robbinah Two of our URF Kampala Chapter memvers share what inspired them to be part of URF and their experience working on various projects. Robbinah’s Experience with URF I am Robbinah Nabuloli a journalist by profession. […]

The experience when one is lucky enough to witness something truly good, the World never again looks quite the same.

“They are their mission…. In a nutshell, John Mary and the others of URF have a mission involving compassion, action, and empowerment for others.” ———- Forwarded message ———- From: <Chris Blake> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM Subject: Re: Uganda Rural Fund Hi, John Mary Lugemwa founder of the Uganda Rural Fund asked that […]

URF’s approach with Hope Academy has been successful because the organization and its members truly believe in the potential of all students.

“I immediately formed significant bonds with the students at the school and the communities surrounding the school.” Rich is an engineering students talking about his experience with URF with a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter early this year, 2010. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Eric Hettler <> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:36 PM Subject: Engineers […]

URF is a truly unique and incredible organization. To combat poverty, we must also empower women.

“The community and the people truly touched my heart.  They are motivated and passionate.  I know I will return to Uganda again someday.” Catherine shared her experience in this email message to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review paper in 2010. You can watch trailer of  the documentary, “ESSUBI-Growing up with Hope” her group made. Hope you enjoy it. ——— Forwarded […]

My experience working with URF has been inspiring, cooperative and effective.

“With the implementation of the solar energy system at the Academy, I was able to finally see the influence that our work has on the local community.  All the people at the URF and at the Hope Integrated Academy have been helpful and understanding of everything involved in the completion of our project.” This piece was […]