Thursday, October 22, 2009


Uganda SPACE is a grassroots non–profit community-based organization taking strong steps in empowering impoverished women in urban and rural areas of Uganda. Our focus is on sustainable development through micro credit for microenterprises, peer health education and renewable energy solutions to meet basic needs. We are developing innovative health and welfare programs for disadvantaged women and their families in Kampala and in the Masaka District's Kabonera sub-country. Urban outreach programs are based in Kawempe,and Ndeeba in Kampala, and rural projects are based in the Kyamuyimbwa Village which is located180 kilometers from Kampala. The organization’s office is located in Kawempe, Kampala and has been registered with Kampala District Community Services Department as a CBO since 2008 (# KAW/602).

Uganda SPACE was founded in 2007 by Nagawa Brenda, Kayemba Robert and Nakimbugwe Maria. The organization was formed to address the economic, health and educational needs of impoverished women and children in the rural areas and the urban poor areas of Uganda. The organization's founders all share a first hand understanding of the challenges facing the rural poor as they each grew up in the rural communities that we serve. Kayemba had to fetch water in towns to pay for his education and Nagawa had to take care of her siblings at the age of 11 when her mother and father died. She had to look for food and all necessities for them while she was responsible of her own education. Building upon our experience working with impoverished women and our deep personal networks within Kampala and the Kabonera sub-country, we are actively working with Makerere University, international partners and othercommunity organizations sharing complimentary missions. We have a small staff, but strive to make the most of our resources by utilizing volunteers whenever possible.Uganda SPACE has piloted two initatives to date and has several other projects in planning and research stage. In 2008, we initiated a pilot Poultry Microfinance Project and provided primary and secondary education scholarships for eight girls to attend school. Other projects in the works include, but are not limited to a Solar Lantern Microenterprise Project, an Ecostove Project, Water and sanitation, micro-irrigation, micro-finance, Health Care Program, and Women's Housing Project. ervices Department as a CBO since 2008 (# KAW/602).

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