Kirabo Africa Foundation partners with small community-based organizations (CBOs) in Uganda to effect change at the grassroots level.
Our projects focus on the “big 3” in development – education, health care and access to clean water. These three factors intertwine and affect nearly aspect of life. Kirabo Africa Foundation partners with change agents in communities in Uganda, local CBOs that are truly the “boots on the ground”. Our partners have intimate knowledge of the challenges faced by their communities. Our partners see the obstacles that people are facing. Our partners listen to the needs – and the dreams.
We are a small organization, partnering with small organizations, but we have BIG ideas, ideas that GROW, ideas with IMPACT!
Kirabo Africa Foundation currently sponsors 10 students.
Blair T. - Primary
Desiderius A. – Vocational (Clinical Medicine)
Elizabeth – Vocational (Nursing)
Grace – Vocational (Early Childhood Education)
Judith A. – University (Medical Doctor)
Mable - Secondary
Mary Assumpta - Nursery
Moses A. – Vocational (Laboratory Technology)
Moses S. – Vocational (Graphic Design)
Victor – Secondary
We also have a waiting list:
Vincent, Julius, and Harriet.
Vincent (16), Julius (18), and Harriet (21) are Benna’s step-children. According to Julius Ssentume with New Hope for Children, “they have no plans at all. I asked about their education and they mentioned that they were on and off with school because of issues with school fees. This affected their performance at school and other kids started making fun of them because they were old, studying with small children and at the same time performing bad. The teachers [were] also [not] helpful at all because they used to say embarrassing words to them. So they lost interest and decided to leave education. I was telling [them] that they need to take technical [courses] if they happen to get a chance. Non[e] of them finished primary school. They know the basic math. Can read Luganda and basic English.” We will be having more conversations with Vincent, Julius, and Harriet to learn about what type of vocational program might interest them.
Leticia completed a course in midwifery and is currently working in her field. She wishes to continue her medical education and study nursing.
Martin is interested in pursuing information technology.
Face Mask Distribution
Bannabikira (“Daughters of Mary”) – 25 face masks for distribution to sisters and staff at a small convent in Nabbingo, Uganda.
Children of the Father’s House – 200 face masks for distribution to 30 children and 4 staff at an orphanage in Kampala, 5 boys and 2 staff at a transition house for street boys, 35 children in a family preservation project along with their families, and 2 pastors and their families.
Green Environment Promotion – 200 face masks for distribution to vulnerable in rural communities in southwestern Uganda
New Hope for Children - 100 face masks for distribution to needy community members and a birthing centre
Nyakishenyi Catholic Health Centre III – 200 face masks for distribution to clinic staff and patients
Health Centre Support
Kirabo Africa Foundation replaced a solar battery for Nyakishenyi Health Centre III.
Kirabo Africa Foundation purchase handcrafts from individual artisans and women’s development groups
Kirabo Africa Foundation provided Moses with start-up capital to begin a piggery. Moses’ piggery has been steadily expanding.
Rachael’s piggery was completed in January 2020. Kirabo Africa Foundation partnered with New Hope for Children to build Rachael a piggery and purchase 5 piglets. Rachael’s piglets were purchased from among piglets produced by Moses’ pigs. Rachael named her pigs Pig 1, Pig 2, Pig 3, Pig 4, and Pig 5. Rachael’s female pig was recently inseminated and we are eagerly awaiting the happy news.
Benna’s piggery was completed in July 2020. Benna’s piglets were purchased from among piglets produced by Moses’ pigs. Appropriately, Benna named her pigs Curfew, Lockdown, Sanitiser, Quarantine and Covid.
We are already planning our next piggery. This piggery will be a larger project in collaboration with New Hope for Children, directed to helping support drop-out girls in the Kitengesa area. It is anticipated that we will complete this project in January. We plan to buy piglets from among Rachael’s first litter.
WATER & SANITATION
Household Water Tanks
Kirabo Africa Foundation provided a small rainwater collection tank and simple gutter system to an elderly woman in Kitengesa, Masaka, Uganda
Piggery Water Tanks
Kirabo Africa Foundation provided small rainwater collection tanks and simple gutter systems to an piggery beneficiaries in Kitengesa, Masaka, Uganda
Emergency Food and Essential Needs
Kirabo Africa Foundation has provided emergency food relief and other essential items (i.e., soap, Vaseline) to elderly persons in rural southwestern Uganda.
Kirabo Africa Foundation has provided a mattress, bed sheets, a blanket, a bed net, and a solar lantern to a disabled woman in Kitengesa, Masaka, Uganda.
Household Water Tanks
Kirabo Africa Foundation has provided a small water collection tank and simple gutter system to a jjaja (“grandmother”) in Kitengesa, Masaka, Uganda.
Kirabo Africa Foundation has provided support for urgent medical care for a 10-year-old boy in Nyakishenyi Parish, southwestern Uganda.