Uganda

THE STORY OF PASSI, THE ENTREPRENEUR MOM BUILDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN RWAMWANJA

Passi sought refuge in Uganda after the massive killings and instability caused by a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2017. “It was hard starting a new life here in the refugee settlement, with no source of income, not even water or a piece of soap.” In DRC, Passi and her husband Kibuyi Kimaga ensured the wellbeing of their family primarily through Kibuyi’s job as a security guard at a hospital in Goma. At the time of the killings, Passi was at home with the children and quickly fled to safety. She never saw the father of her children again.

#GOAL4UGANDA. SOCCER IN THE SLUMS OF KAMPALA

The initiative includes renovating a school field and teaching “Italian soccer” to 350 boys and girls in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kampala. Implemented by AVSI, the project, develops an educational model that promotes soccer as a tool for social inclusion and positive socialization.