Nakivale Refugee Settlement Ca





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Isingiro District

Total Budget: $60,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Nakivale Refugee Settlement is sized at approximately 72 km2

and is hosting over 138,140 refugees

from countries with conflicts such as Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, DRC Congo, Rwanda, Kenya,

Somalia, Sudan, and Southern Sudan according to Uganda Refugee Statistics (2022).

The Rotary Club of Mbarara East received a request from the management of GENTIL

FOUNDATION CHARITY/ ORPHANS CARE which is a Community-Based Organization located in

Nakivale refugee settlement, Misiera A village, Rubondo for support to economically empower

the community in and around their village in the camp.

In response, the club projects committee was tasked by the Club Board to visit the community

and conduct a needs assessment to ascertain the magnitude of need and the status quo.

During the needs assessment exercise, it was established that following the settlement of

community members, there is a high level of poverty as few sampled individuals from four villages

could not meet the basic needs such as food, shelter, education, medication, and clothing. This

ultimately led to famine, diseases, death, and conflicts among the community members.

It is against this background that the club seeks partners for the economic empowerment project

that is envisaged to solve the problem at hand.The project funds will be used to achieve the following Objectives:i) To equip the training center with solar and manual-powered sewing machines.

ii) To train the targeted community members in the operation and maintenance of sewing


iii) To provide the trainees with financial literacy

iv) To train community members in peacebuilding and conflict resolutions to effectively be


Primary Host Partner

District: 9214

Rotary Club of: Mbarara East

Primary Contact: Vianney Akankwasa

Email: vianny.akan@gmai.com

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Project Status

Need $60,000
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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