Uganda Rural Fund (URF)

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About us

URF is a 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization that empowers AIDS orphans, underprivileged youth and women to fight poverty in rural communities, through educational and sustainable development opportunities.

Our objectives include:
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment for AIDS orphans to receive proper shelter, food, education, health care, and set them on a path to independent adulthood.
- Creating opportunities for underprivileged youth and women to access resources for formal and informal education, practical skills training, and economic development.
- Mobilizing local and international partners to provide access to livelihood enhancement resources to ensure sustainable social and economic development of rural communities.

Our community programs include:

  • Hope Academy, a secondary school that provides a well-rounded quality education for orphans and other vulnerable children in rural villages.
  • Health: Medical Clinic, medical camps, village health workers, and health education in schools and communities
  • Women empowerment - crafts, entreprenuership and leadership training, microfinance
  • Youth empowerment: youth camps, peer counseling, self-help projects, community services, leadership skills
  • Leadership Institute for leadership development among youth and adults
  • Village bank enabling over 300 rural women to access credit to start small income-generating projects;
  • Building homes for child-headed families
  • Water and Sanitation - building clean water, sanitation and solar energy systems through a partnership with Engineers With Boarder

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Contact information

Date Founded: 2005

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Phone: 1-763-291-1102

Fax: 804-708-5064

12829 River Road, Richmond, VA, 23238, US

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