In December of 2016, Mr. Gamberini and Dr. Kamayangi traveled to Uganda to visit relatives during the holidays. On this particular trip, they decided to visit the village of Kakora and asked the women in the village about their most important health needs.
Shortly after this visit, a small group of women self-organized and came together to request assistance from Mr. Gamberini and Dr. Kamayangi. Their ask was simple but powerful — “Please help us create a better life for our children.” Their bold ask for support led to the organic launch of Kigezi Women & Children Health Initiative (Kigezi Women).
Kigezi Women is deeply committed to improving the quality of life for women and children in rural Uganda. Women in rural communities are often subsistence farmers with little education who make a tremendous efforts to provide for their children and families with very little support. We’re working to develop sustainable solutions that give women options.
Three years later, Kigezi Women’s work impacts over 1,000 women and children across three villages: Bwisa-Kakore, Nangara, and Kigarama. We invite you to join us as we grow and increase impact. Your support goes a long way.
Dr. Olivia Kamayangi & Gian Luca Gamberini