Real estate group bolsters sanitation and education projects in Uganda

Ángeles Serna, president of the TM Real Etsate group, and Juan Amirola, president of Rafiki. / ON

A microcredit project for women, the construction of an agricultural training school and the creation of a drinking water treatment plant are the three projects that will be developed by Rafiki Africa in collaboration with TM Group

Alicante-based TM Real Estate Group has signed a collaboration agreement with Rafiki Africa, an Alicante-based NGO operating in Uganda, to develop three projects related to women’s empowerment, education and sanitation infrastructure .

The partnership consists of three short and medium term projects whose main objective is to improve the lives of the inhabitants of the rural area of ​​Kenziga, Sembabule district.

The first project will grant microcredits to enable women in the area to start an income-generating activity to improve their quality of life and that of their families. “Empowering women is one of the major social development challenges in most African countries,” TM Group said. The small loans should reach more than 140 women within three years.

The second project TM has to work on with Rafiki is the construction of an agricultural training school. The group explained that 90% of the local population currently works in agriculture and livestock, and the program will be added to the NGO’s existing projects: an agricultural warehouse, a reservoir to irrigate the crops of the school and land for practical lessons. .

In the school, intended for both young people of vocational training age and adults, agricultural techniques will be taught to help students exploit the opportunities offered by the land, learn a trade and have a source of employment.

Computer-generated image of the future agricultural high school. /

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The final project involves the creation of a drinking water treatment plant, including the installation of 10 taps to provide access to water for more than 400 students from local schools, their families and local residents. The local area has serious water drainage deficiencies, the group explained.

It is hoped that with these projects, in three years, progress will be made to eradicate the poverty of the local population, facilitate an improvement in living conditions and allow all families to reach a minimum subsistence income which avoids them emigrate.