Richard sends mobile money on his phone from his shop in Kamria village, Rukungiri district. Richard, a 43-year-old primary school teacher, lives with his wife and four children in a remote village in the Rukungiri district in southwestern Uganda. Limited income, a small garden that could barely sustain his family’s nutrition needs, and the cascading [...]
Alex, with his family, outside their home in Ruyanja Village, Kagadi district. "I harvested 900 kgs of Maize from 3kgs seeds I received from Raising The Village. With the money brought in by selling it, I was able to buy additional farmland," beams Alex, a parent of 5. But, hailing from an isolated last-mile village [...]
Our story began with a simple question, how do we tackle ultra-poverty sustainably? And thus began the journey of an experiment that would snowball from a few last-mile villages to reaching a population of 1 million across Uganda. After years of running pilots, we rolled out some initiatives at the village level in 2011/2012. The [...]
A Raising The Village representative in discussion with the Nyama village community. "Seeds, watering cans, wheelbarrows, and other material that Raising The Village is going to provide, will help those who gave up farming for lack of tools and support." says a hopeful Issac, the Local Chairperson of Nyama village.  Nyama is a part of [...]
This year was not without its challenges. Rising inflationary pressures, intensifying food insecurity, and increasing impacts on agriculture due to the changing climate are some factors affecting the world, especially the most vulnerable. But at Raising The Village (RTV), what keeps us going is our inspiration and the will to face those challenges head-on and [...]

“Our lives have tremendously changed over the past two years. You can see that the women in the group can take better care of themselves and their families,” Scovia, Itara Tweyambe Women VSLA’s Chairperson, expressed at the group’s monthly meeting. 

The first thing you notice about William is his optimism. As he shared his story and the hardships he has endured over the last few years, one couldn’t help but admire his resilience and determination to work towards a better future.

Every morning, 14-year-old Bridget in Katiba Village puts on her uniform, grabs her books and heads off to school. This wasn’t the case two years ago, when Bridget’s family struggled to make a stable income.

Aggrey’s daily mission was to secure his family’s needs. Raising four children with his wife, Aggrey and his family had to overcome all the hardships that affect most last-mile communities.

Evelyn is a 28-year-old mother who is determined to give her children a better life. Along with her husband, she raises her children at their small home in Karondo, a last-mile, ultra-poor community in Rubanda District in Uganda.