Tuesday, January 19, 2010


We are a community based non-profit organisation economically empowering impoverished women, youth, and children through education, evangelical/ pastoral work and social business enterprises like poultry and solar lantern microfinance projects , providing care for orphaned and children in need in rural uganda.


Foundation- Our work is driven by what we believe to be best for our communities and their goal of fighting poverty and living better lives. As a disciplined, revenue-generating nonprofit organization, we remain accountable, focused and motivated to achieve our community needs.

Volunteers- Our volunteers drive our success as a company. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse group of dedicated volunteers representing the best talent available. Uganda SPACE work to ensure these volunteers feel valued and supported, and that they have opportunities to develop and grow.

Work- Uganda SPACE do what it takes to achieve results. We are purposeful in providing high-quality, responsive and innovative services. We endeavor to work in close collaboration with our communities to develop models that challenge the status quo and raise expectations for what is possible in the effort to increase community achievement.

Culture- We believe in a healthy, productive work environment. We strive for a trusting, supportive culture that emphasizes collaborations and flexibility amongst all community members. The communities push themselves to higher levels of performance, they celebrate their successes, and learn from their failures.

Our Village Banking Scheme
We solve the problems of poverty in rural communities of Uganda through education, use of entrepreneurial approaches, training, and provision of seed capital for income-generating small businesses. We use a grassroots model of economic development. We partner with established groups of women in rural uganda and provide them with small loans and business skill trainings. Seed capital loans of a range of $150 to $ 350 go to trained groups with approved loan applications. We fund the following village businesses:

1. Solarlantern, ecostove building and sales
2.Crop production (beans, cassava, tomatoes, sweet potatoes)
3.Animal husbandry (chickens, pigs)
4. Skilled service and construction (Art and craft, pottery, tailoring, carpentry)
5. Retail business ( kiosks, restaurants and cafes, household goods)

Our Business Training covers:

1. Solar lantern and ecostove manufacturing skills
2. Marketing skills
3. Book and record keeping
4. Confidence building

Our business training helps new entrepreneurs gain confidence, overcome the typical challenges of a new venture, understand local market opportunities, become self-sufficient and grow their businesses.

Our projects include:

1. Solar lantern and Ecostove microfinance project


2. Poultry and Piggery microfinance project

3. Explore Uganda tourist and accomodation project

We provide affordable community tourist services;hotel reseravations tourist destination to interesting places in, gorilla tracking and accomodation to travellers and visitors to Uganda.

4. Education for orphans

We have over over 150 orphans in need of food, accomodation, medical care, educational materials like books, pens etc.

5. Orphanage home and school

We have over 150 orphans in need of food, accomodation, education, love and support from care takers. You can help us to feed a child, educate a child, parent a child!!!

6. Pastorial and Evangelism community project :

Over 500 impoverished women, youth and children have shown interest in the program. We are seeking partners to help us in implementing this program. Many of the women in this community need spiritual counselling, hope as they have lost their husbands as a result of HIV. Many are the caretakers of their families.

Currently, we are interested in expanding our evangelical/pastoral program in our rural communities mainly for the impoverished women, youth and children. We have over 500 women, youth and children in our organisation who have shown positive interest in the program.We are interested in partnerning with individuals , groups, established ministries, churches to help us in establishing our program by helping us in staff empowerment, fundraising for resources to build a church, caring for our orphans, adapting our parentless children, obtaining bibles and establishing an economic project for the impoverished women and the children.

7. Water Sanitation and Health awareness program

Uganda has a problem with access to water and the quality of its water. Uganda's water resources are unevenly distributed across the country and among different sectors of the population. For most families in rural communities, collecting water places a huge time and nutritional burden in women and children. As the government strives to supply safe water to the fast growing population, there is another problem of quality caused by pollution around towns and soil erosion as a result of poor methods of farming.

Uganda SPACE has developed a holistic water and sanitation program in which we aim to have water with in 1.5km of every home and not more than 300 people to use each source.We have also implemented the use of rainwater harvesting technologies in saving water for use during the drought season. The program also entails the educating of the communities about the care for water catchments, wise use of water resources and benefits of improving water access and quality in relation to health and poverty reduction.

We are seeking project partners, donors and advisors in starting our pilot project in Kyamuyimbwa village in Masaka district. In this village, scarcity of water affects the lives of women and children. Many women spend hours every day walking to a water source and then standing in a line. Children especially girls, are also tasked with fetching water. Women have less time for productive activities like cultivation, poultry and piggery rearing, attending to their children, and making of crafts. Older children need time for school and home work.
Uganda SPACE believes that availability of water leads to the drastic reduction of health problems such as dysentery and diarrhoea and will allow the women to carry out the sustainable agricultural projects like poultry very well.


Dear our beloved supporter, friend , brother and sister. We would like to express our gratitude for the interest you have expressed in our projects.

We have a number of projects that need your support like paying school fees for our over 150 orphans, The children of Uganda SPACE Organisation have the same needs as children anywhere in the world but with no mum or a dad to provide for them.
They need clothes, food, books, toiletries and so forth. Their home needs to be maintained, staff paid and may be that small gift at Christmas. We provide a holistic and rounded approach to the education of the children in its care, covering: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary education; Vocational training.

You can also offer small loans to the impoverished women in form of capital to start economic empowerment projects, donating computers, books, digital cameras to our organisation,

Volunteering with us, Supporting us financially to start our Evangelism community projects and building homes for our orphans.

You can support our tourist project since the money we save in that project is used to empower womens' projects and take care of the underserved children.

Please take a look around our blog, and if you would still like to know more, or get involved, you are very welcome to contact us.

Uganda SPACE Leadership

Uganda SPACE is a primarily volunteer led organization with three full-time paid staff members and a paid office clerk. Project volunteers receive small allowances for transportation, food, lodging and communications for field visits.

Mr. Kayemba Robert, Chairman
Kayemba is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Uganda SPACE Organization. He is a volunteer to the organization. He previously served as the Director of Community Services for a local community non-profit organization, providing oversight of projects and case management services carried out in the community. Kayemba left his village and went to Kawempe, Kampala where he founded a group for impoverished women and children, which supports education of impoverished children and employment opportunities for impoverished women in the slums areas of Kampala City. Kayemba returned to the rural communities of Masaka district with a commitment to engage in community-driven recovery efforts that address issues impacting women and children, particularly those in impoverished rural communities. From 2001-2005, Kayemba served as a project coordinator of economic empowerment programs for the Kabonera Women’s Group. He received a higher diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Kyambogo University in 1995 and a certificate in Project Planning and Management from Makerere University in 2001. Kayemba was raised in a rural village in Masaka, but now lives in Kampala. He is married a and father of four.

Ms. Nagawa Brenda, Vice Chairwoman
Nagawa is a co-founder and Director of Women on staff with Uganda SPACE Organization. She is from Kyamuyimbwa village in the Kabonera sub-country. She is a co-founder of the Tweyambe collective, a self-help group for rural women in her village, which is the foundation of the Uganda SPACE member community. Nagawa has been instrumental in the design and initiation of the Poultry Microfinance Project. She brought in an agricultural team from the district to teach the rural women about modern poultry farming. SPACE staff remain very grateful to her, knowing that without her help it would have been impossible for them to do their work in rural communities of Masaka. Thanks to her effort, 30 members joined the group. She received a primary teaching certificate from Kabukunge Teachers Training College and has an experience managing poultry projects. Nagawa has personally benefitted from her association with Uganda SPACE in that the members were a great support in helping her rebuild her life when her husband passed away. “I feel great pride and a sense of responsibility towards this organization.”

Ms. Nakimbugwe Maria, Treasurer
Nakibugwe is a co-founder on staff Director of Educational Programs and Finance Secretary for Uganda SPACE. She was previously the head teacher of Kyamuyimbwa Primary School in the rural community. She brings more than 20 years of experience educating children and mothers from impoverished families. During her tenure as a headteacher, she gained an appreciation of the hardships a rural woman goes through in educating their children. She feels that educating girls will do much in raising the standards of living in rural communities. She holds a diploma in Secondary Education and a certificate in School Management from Kyambogo University. She is married with four children.

Ms. Nalubega Teddy, Project Coordinator
Nalubega is a volunteer Project Coordinator to the organization. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Project Coordinator of Tweyambe Women’s Group. She has a certificate in Project Planning and Management from Makerere University, and is pursuing a secondary education degree at Makerere University. Her responsibilities include new project development, recruiting project partners and donors from Uganda and internationally. Nalubega is on the teams responsible for developing the Poultry Microfinance Project and the pilot Solar Lighting Microfinance Project. She recruited project volunteer, Genice Jacobs from the United States into our organization.

Mr. Wangi Godfrey Mario, Project Supervisor
Wangi is a volunteer to the organization. He holds a degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from Makerere University and has three years experience managing rural farms. Wangi works with the rural women running the poultry project and delivers progress reports to the project coordinator and committee.

Mr. Kasinja Tonny, Volunteer Coordinator
Kasinja has been working as Uganda SPACE’s Volunteer Coordinator for the past two years and is a volunteer himself. He is the coordinator of the Solar Microfinance Project and an Advisor to the Poultry Microfinance Project. Kasinja holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering and previously worked with various rural farms to provide alternatives to hydroelectricity. He is a published author of physics textbooks and co-owns a family automotive repair business in Ndeeba, Kampala city. His responsibilities include recruiting students from Makerere University agricultural program to work on the Poultry Microfinance Project and training local and international volunteers. Kasinja is collaborating with Genice Jacobs and Professor Toby Cumberbatch of the Cooper Union in developing the Solar Lighting Microfinance Project.

Ms. Nakilyowa Evelyn, Secretary
Nakilyowa is on staff with the organization. She holds a diploma in secretarial studies from Buganda Royal Institute and is a student at Muteesal University studying for a degree in Project Planning. She previously worked as a community organizer for women in Kampala. She has been mobilizing women to participate in economic empowerment, health education and gender equality projects. Nakilyowa has worked as a village local council secretary for the past 10 years and brings strong technical and communication skills to the organization. Nakilyowa is married with three children.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Explore uganda-tourist services

In addition to community services, Uganda SPACE also offers tourist services to the visitors of uganda.
Our staff helps you to discover Uganda at your own pace. You will find a wide range of suggested itineraries of tour and trekking to help you to Plan your tour and trekking in Uganda. We will provide you the best options.You can take an advantage of our experiences to travel & trekking in Uganda with highest quality personalized services at a minimum cost.

We provide customize services. Make your own itinerary for your tour & trekking. Just you tell us where you want experience inUganda and what is your interest are – we will work it out uganda special for you.

We offer services in tourist destination to attractive places like artistic temples, monuments, museums, zoos, lakes and rivers.

Our aim is to see that the income of tourism filter down to the village and artisan level, where people are living without modern facilities, through our hiking and trekking program. We belive that the money got from these programs will be used to empower women economically and sponsor children and orphans to various schools.