Lira, a city in Northern Uganda, is a bustling commercial city located at the crossroads between the southern and eastern parts of the country and neighbouring Kenya, and the towns, cities and farms to the north – stretching up to South Sudan. It has known hard times –particularly at the height of the AIDS pandemic […]
With over $10,000 raised for the Home of Hope in Uganda and a good time had by all, we’re calling it a success! Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun and contributed to the event – our amazing teams of riders, the Tine Rufaro band, Capital Velofest, all of our Silent Auction donors […]
In this wonderful video the children of our Kenya partner – the Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project – share their thoughts on the importance that education is having in their lives, and reflect on how different their current and future realities would be if it weren’t for the support they are receiving. Enjoy!
More and more members of the Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project are turning to environmentally sustainable livelihood activities. From the Gardens in a Sack initiative wherein families can grow healthy greens in sacks on their roofs, to using recycled materials to make handicrafts for sale in tourist markets, they are joining a growing movement in […]
The power of music… It’s not ever just about the sounds is it? Our partner – Bridging Worlds Through Music – is using the power of music to begin creating better futures for marginalized children. Operated by local teachers in Geita, Tanzania, BWTM aims to empower youth through fun group music lessons. Focusing on the development […]
Intern Blog: Aleksandra Lukasiewicz Last month Jennifer and I made the trek to Nairobi for a week of work with a CAP-AIDS Uganda partner organisation, Kijiji Cha Upendo (KCU) – Swahili for Village of Love. KCU is a grassroots community based organisation operating in the Kibera slum, which is home to some 1.5 million people. […]
Pauline is mother and a businesswoman living in Kibera, Nairobi. As a businesswoman, Pauline has been working with Kijiji Cha Upendo since 2015, participating in their livelihoods training, micro-loans program, and Village Savings and Loans meetings. At the beginning of 2016, she took out a loan from Kijiji Cha Upendo for 10,000 Kenyan Shillings (~$130), […]