Anthony Kalulu – Founder & President.
I have been on earth for 35 years, as of 2017. Of that time, I have lived in chronic poverty for at least 33 years.
I was born to a violent, polygamous Dad who did not pay my tuition since childhood. My mum, who herself never went to school, resorted to distilling alcohol to pay my school fees. She supported me only up to secondary school in 1998. After that, she was not able to take me any further. I went to Uganda’s capital Kampala in 1999, and pursued several hard labor jobs as a street child for 2 years.
Please see my full Bio here.
Erina Kawala – Director, also working as our Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Erina, seen here donning the UCF’s official T-shirt while hosting a project visitor from the US, joined our team in 2016 as Director. She is also our Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.
To put it in her own words, Erina was attracted to our work because of the “practical nature of the UCF’s approach to reversing extreme poverty”. Erina’s role as Director is not that typical “stay-in-office” job. She spends most of her time personally visiting our farmers with our motorbike several days every week.
Ms. Kawala holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences, from Makerere University.
Rinah Kalivare – Finance & Administration Manager.
Rinah has been on our team since March 2016. Here, she is pictured seated on the UCF motorbike that she uses to make daily field visits to our farmers.
Not only does Rinah oversee our finances, she is also our local farmers’ most beloved friend. For seven days in a week, Monday to Friday, she is answering phone calls from the over 300 farmers that the UCF is currently supporting. Not only that, Rinah also physically visits about 10 of these farmers every week–coordinating the supply of fertilizers to farmers with the UCF’s truck; providing farmers with technical information and ongoing training on pests and disease control or weed management etc.
Viola Namugeere – Records & Inventory Manager
Viola, joins us from Nsamizi University (Mpigi) where she recently completed her Diploma in Public Administration and Management.
Besides overseeing our equipment and records management, Viola is also in charge of engaging local farmers on all aspects of our community outreaches.
Viola has a knack for driving mass participation of local people in community activities, partly honed by a career in public administration. In her final fieldwork at Bugumbulya Sub County in Kamuli (March 2015), she was a key catalyst on getting many local households to construct latrines, plate stands and bathrooms.
Want to Join Our Team?
If interested in joining us, please send a brief bio to: team(at)ugandafarm.org.