Our Seventh Annual Running for Water for Africa 5K Race & Walk is coming up on October 14, 2017!
The race will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Walnut Beach Pavilion in Milford, Connecticut. All proceeds will go toward our newest water project in Kichwamba, Uganda. The well in this remote village will not only service the entire village, but a medical clinic and two schools as well.
Stay tuned for more information!
Click here to read an article in the New Haven Register about our most recent water projects!
During the last week of December, 2014, the drilling company we have hired, Draco (U) Ltd., traveled to Nganiko to survey the land and to begin drilling the borehole. The project is underway and completion is expected in January 2015, in time for the opening of the medical clinic.
Thank you to all who have donated and helped out to make this possible for our friends in Uganda! We are very excited to keep you updated on the progress. Please check back for more details.
**UPDATE: As of winter 2015, the water project in Nganiko is complete. During their visit to Uganda in May when they spent time Nganiko, UFI officers signed the contract to expand upon the Nganiko water project after learning the borehole and well are capable of producing enough water to benefit hundreds of more people in the area on a daily basis.
Click here to read an article about our water project in Ihunga published by the New Haven Register.
We are thrilled to announce that we have reached our goal and water will be running in Ihunga very soon!
Thank you to all participants, donors, and volunteers!
You may view the race results here.
Kyle Holler has been nominated by Jane Holler, President of Uganda Farmers, Inc., for the 2014 Kohl's Cares Scholarship program. Kyle has been volunteering with Uganda Farmers for the past few years and has put much effort in assisting us prepare for our annual 5K among other fundraising events.
Best of luck to Kyle!
Uganda Farmers, Inc. is excited to announce the water project in Ihunga, Uganda has been completed and clean water is now flowing within the village! Jane Holler and Dan Marecki of Uganda Farmers, Inc. recently returned from a trip to Uganda where they attended the inaugural ceremony of the newly finished water project that took place in the village.
Jane, Dan, government officials, and village leaders gave speeches at the ceremony while several groups of women and children entertained with sing and dancing. It was an all-day event in which Jane and Dan toured the various water taps in the forest and examined the water tanks and solar pump. Villagers rejoiced as the water was blessed and flowed for the first time in Ihunga, just in time for Christmas.
Thanks to the wonderful support of you and all of Uganda Farmers’ donors, sponsors, and volunteers, we are able to help villages like Ihunga receive the gift of water and change their lives for the better. Uganda Farmers, Inc. would like to sincerely thank you for your support and share with you photos from the inaugural ceremony. We hope you enjoy them and know what an integral part you have played in making this happen.
Follow the link below to read the article about Notre Dame student Greg Yungtum, who spent time at Kyembogo Farmer's Assocation and interviewing rural Ugandan farmers to understand more about their struggles.
Last year we had two articles in local newspapers covering our story, one of which was in the Orange Town News, the other in the Connecticut Post. The article in the Orange Town News is about the importance of water quality and a briefing on Uganda Farmers's mission. The article in the CT Post covered the story of both Uganda Farmers and Cindy Bevan, a woman who hand-made dolls for children in Ugandan villages. Read both of these wonderful articles by downloading the files below.
Uganda Farmers, Inc. is now on Facebook. The Facebook page will be updated regularly so you can follow our progress! After "liking" our page, you will receive updates on our water project, event invites, event updates, photos, and more.
On 6/4/11, UFI held a 5K race which completed the fund raising for the water project in Rwesigiire, UG. Fr. Emmanuel Byaruhanga and his committee worked tirelessly to see the project through to completion. The people of the village enjoyed clean, running water for the first time. Children no longer had to walk miles to fetch water.
After several months, the project failed. We contacted the Draco Co. who conducted a few on site investigations. We met with Dr. Flavio, the Director of Draco on June 2, 2012, in Kampala, Ug. He agreed to send another crew to Rwesigiire to further investigate, which they did immediately. Draco Co. determined that the borehole that they originally dug was not deep enough. The following week, the trucks arrived again in the village to redig.
This project has brought much joy and improved living to the people.