Lunch time in Ruhiira? Look no further. ‘Fang Fang' is the place to go for yummy matooke (bananas) and beans. The woman behind this thriving micro-business is Tumushabe Boneconcila, whose entrepreneurial spirit is doing much to both improve the quality of her own life and radically shake up ideas of traditional gender roles in the community.
Kabagambe Fudier, head of ICT programs at Omwicwamba Primary School in Ruhiira, is truly an embodiment of what the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is all about: by utilising the tools and skills provided by the project, he has created change both in his personal and professional life.
Not long ago, next to the Ruhiira Health Centre was a relatively unassuming looking building surrounded by scattered building blocks and cast in the shadow of a towering radio mast which usually had the ICT facilitator Elly Nankunda tinkering at the top of it.
WFP Director hails the “revolution of hope” in Ruhiira
A high level Korean delegation visited the Millennium Village of Ruhiira, Uganda, on December 9, to witness achievements made possible by the partnership between the Government of Korea and Millennium Promise.
Martins Okongo, opens the boxes General Electric (GE), the multi-national American technology and services conglomerate, has entered into a partnership with the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Ruhiira, as a sign of its commitment to supporting Uganda to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Sounds of laughter intermingled with thumping feet and clapping hands ring across the room as community health workers (CHWs) in Ruhiira perform a traditional Baciga dance.
Ruhiira and Katine. The former is located in the southeast of Uganda, the latter in the northwest. One is a stable village, the other a post-conflict community.
In the cold morning air heavy with mist, green waves rise gently from deep valleys up to Ruhiira's hilltops then flow downwards again, engulfing small villages.