Kigezi Healthcare Foundation – Official Blog

KIHEFO promotes local initiated solutions to fight disease, ignorance and poverty in southwestern Uganda

Category Archives: Agriculture & Micro-Credit Program

“What’s On Your Plate?” Nutrition Counselling in the Community

“What’s on your plate?” asked KIHEFO counsellors and CFHI students last week to two different demographics: primary school students at Rubira School, and women and caretakers at the monthly Nutrition … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Undernourishment in Uganda vs. USA

By Katherine Crabtree Vegetables are relatively expensive per calorie everywhere. But in Uganda, even if you have no money to buy them, you at least have the skill to farm … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Question of Hunger

By Katherine Crabtree Are hungry people the same everywhere? This is one of the main questions I wanted to think about in Uganda. Not that I really think that hunger … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Partnership with Child Family Health International

KIHEFO has recently secured a partnership with a San Francisco-based global education organization called Child Family Health International (CFHI), as a local partner and hosting-site for international health science students … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

“From a Village Kitchen to KIHEFO Spokesperson in Canada” – Robert Kakuru’s Story

“Hey – my friends!” Robert Byamugisha warmly enthuses to his KIHEFO colleagues every morning, greeting them with a wide smile and open arms. Robert, or “Kakuru” as he’s commonly known … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Into the Heart of KIHEFO’s “Iron Lady” – Kyampeire Carol

They say behind every successful organization, there’s a lady. Or at least – they should say that. For KIHEFO, that lady is none other than Kyampeire Carol. She’s been at … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I Found a Home in Uganda” – A Nutrition Student’s Inspiring Experience with KIHEFO

By Nikki Janzen After a whirlwind three months in Uganda, the days I have left in this country have dwindled to three. With the looming departure in mind, I find … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Construction Underway for Rabbit Breeding & Training Centre

Over the past two years, KIHEFO has been experimenting with breeding rabbits. KIHEFO works closely with small farmers living in the Kigezi region of southwestern Uganda, who are raising rabbits … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pilot Workshop on ‘Kitchen Gardens’ – Mothers Growing Food Closer to Home

On April 18, Alphonse Twinamatisu, a local Ugandan, lead a teaching session on the hilly garden beside Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo’s (Executive Director of KIHEFO) house. A group of five mothers … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 2 Comments