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Promoting preventive care in rural Uganda through medical camps and health education

Promoting preventive care in rural Uganda through medical camps and health education

Can you imagine walking for 3-5 miles to reach a nearest health facility? This is the reality of many people in rural Uganda where access to good health care facilities is an agonizing experience. To address this difficulty, URF partners with medical students from University of Minnesota to run a series of medical camps during […]

Lighting up the future of Uganda’s children with solar in schools

Lighting up the future of Uganda’s children with solar in schools

Light is an essential necessity. For students, having light at night to study can make a huge difference in their performance. Many students in rural areas come from homes that have no electricity and can not study at night. Some schools are not connected to the grid. Even for those on the grid, Ugandan electricity […]

Students making herbal soap and jelly to support their education

Students making herbal soap and jelly to support their education

The students at Hope Academy are making herbal soap and jelly as a strategy for the school to become self-reliant and reduce dependency on donor funding. The main objective of this project is three-fold: to generate income using local resources to produce a product with a local market.; to act as a means of improving […]

Empowering rural Ugandan women through village banking & business skills

Empowering rural Ugandan women through village banking & business skills

In rural Uganda women not only bear the responsibility of raising children, but also the burden of looking for the economic welfare of the family. The village banking program is a way to empower these women financial resources to enable them sustain their families. URF has been supporting a village banking program for over 5 […]