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.

In this Q&A with RTV’s Senior Project Officer Beninah Byarugaba, learn how we partner with Ugandan youth as they unlock their potential, upgrade their skills, and improve their livelihoods, so they can break the cycle of ultra-poverty.

Moses starts his daily journey in the early morning at the fishing site. Upon buying the day’s fish, he smokes it at home and sets off to the road looking for customers. He proudly takes his prepared fish to doorsteps across his village, Rugarama, until he sells out.  Moses delivers his fish to his community [...]

“If anyone who was here years ago comes back now, they would easily spot the change in our lives,” says Salim, a father of seven, as he looks across the room at his wife, Aisha. As a subsistence farmer, Salim and his family have long depended on their home garden for both meals and income. […]