Our Work In

Uganda

Why

Uganda

FARM STEW doesn't focus on Uganda's dire statistics and extreme poverty but on the God-given potential in Ugandans to thrive! The challenges faced by rural farm families could seem insurmountable yet, cultures throughout the centuries have looked to the Bible and nature itself as a source of wisdom. There we find a recipe for abundant life and sustainability. By gleaning from these sources, FARM STEW can equip vulnerable people with the necessary skills to improve their lives and their country as a whole.

The Challenges

Ugandans have a life expectancy of just 59 years. Why?

  • The probability of dying for young children is 45% higher in rural areas
  • Consumption of protein and micronutrients are insufficient
  • Water and sanitation systems are lacking
  • Widespread malnutrition costs Uganda $899 million per year
  • 38% of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting)

What We're Doing

Training whole villages on nutrition, agriculture and other health practices

  • Teaching how to obtain a locally available healthy diet
  • Encouraging locals to follow basic sanitary practices
  • Supplying sanitary pads for girls, preventing dropouts and shame
  • Equipping families with tools and seeds for sustainable gardens
  • Training in rural villages, schools, churches, mosques, and prisons
Our Projects

In 

Uganda

The following projects are how we teach our eight ingredients to locals. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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Reusable Pads for Girls
Around the world many women and girls do not have access to sanitary napkins, clean private toilets, or hygienic ways to take care of their periods. We are bringing dignity to girls by training and equipping them with the tools they need.
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Family Gardens
To enable rural families to be self sustaining and provide an opportunity for business, we supply the initial seeds and tools needed to begin a garden.
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Classes
We emphasize the principles of each of our eight ingredients in the classes we teach to rural families.

What We're Doing

Teaching Best Health Practices & Biblical Values

We use our eight ingredients to help impact the lives of rural farm families in Uganda, with hands-on training in their villages

F
Farming
Faithfulness to principles revealed in God’s word & observed in nature
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Attitude
Choice to live God's way, to be disciplined and to have a positive outlook
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R
Rest
Nightly and weekly for our bodies and also allowing the soil to rest
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M
Meals
Plant-based, whole foods diet using mostly what the family can  grow themselves
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S
Sanitation
In our bodies, with a focus on women, with our food and around our homes
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T
Temperance
Moderation in good things, abstaining from things that are harmful
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E
Enterprise
Providing opportunity, addressing gender, to pursue sustainability
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W
Water
Fresh, detoxifying & in abundance for grains, legumes, & for our bodies
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Uganda

The Team

These are the people bringing the FARM STEW message to this area.

Betty Musiro
Uganda Deputy Country Director
Betty Mwesigwa
FARM STEW Trainer
Edward Kawesa
Uganda Country Director & Board Secretary
Gideon Birimuye
Julius Bakanamwike
FARM STEW Trainer
Phionah Bogere
FARM STEW Trainer, Sanitation
Robert Lubega
Uganda Secretary & FARM STEW Trainer
Steven Mugabi
FARM STEW Trainer
Betty Musiro, one of 13 kids, lost her father at the age of 8. Her mother had very little money and from that childhood suffering, becoming a mother herself while still a girl, Betty acquired the strength of a true African woman. As a young mother, who had to drop out of school young, she committed her life to her three daughter’s education. Through the timber business she financed their education and later returned for her own. Studying journalism, she applied her skills in radio broadcasting at Maranatha Radio as a volunteer health and development educator. Through the power of enterprise and prayer, she gained a property of her own on which she is slowly but steadily building a home and a working farm. She joined FARM STEW in 2017 and quickly revealed her leadership skills and was asked to serve as the FARM STEW Uganda Vice President. She graciously accepted the role and is leading the Jinja Team.
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Betty Musiro
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Betty Musiro
Uganda Deputy Country Director
Betty has a degree in Catering and Hotel Management from Bugema Univerity in Uganda! She is a talented leader, a hard worker and a mother of three.
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Betty Mwesigwa
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Betty Mwesigwa
FARM STEW Trainer
Edward Kaweesa doesn’t know his real birthday. He and his elder brother were raised by a single mom, a tailor, who had moved to Kenya, although he is a Ugandan. He attended Karura SDA Primary School. His mother died when he was 11 and his father, whom he saw only three times in his is life, passed away when he was 12. He worked his way though secondary school by missing two days a week earning his school fees and attending the other three days. After graduation, he began working as an internet café attendant while studying at the Busoga University. He acquired an Associates Degree in Information Technology. He learned many lessons on faithfulness to God during his studies and also learned to never despise any small job. All things can be done for God’s glory. Edward serves as the President of FARM STEW Uganda.
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Edward Kawesa
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Edward Kawesa
Uganda Country Director & Board Secretary
Gideon Birimuye is a trainer with FARM STEW Uganda; a subsidiary of FARM STEW International, whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of rural, small farm families throughout the world. Gideon is a member of ASI Jinja chapter and also doubles as communications Director for SDA Central Church Jinja and Maranatha Radio, a media house that strives to strengthen & propel the gospel commission so that all God's people will come to a knowledge of the truth. In addition to his extensive public relations and marketing experience, Gideon is an entrepreneur and a business coach. Gideon is a certified CCNA professional from Makerere University. He graduated with honors from Mbarara University of Science & Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.
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Gideon Birimuye
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Gideon Birimuye
Julius is a passionate community worker who impressed FARM STEW with his love for the poor. He and Betty Musiro worked together for more thatn 5 years as volunteers committed to releive the suffering of people with jiggers. This passion grew into a knowledge of public health and hygeine, a perfect for the message of FARM STEW.
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Julius Bakanamwike
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Julius Bakanamwike
FARM STEW Trainer
Beloved Phionah is a fantastic young woman who has blossomed as a FARM STEW trainers. She was a full orphan at a very young age. Her moving story and her lovely aunt can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuYomKc3C-0 To meet Phionah is a blessing and she shines the love of Jesus to all who meet her. Shee uses her FARM STEW wages now to support two orphan boys.
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Phionah Bogere
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Phionah Bogere
FARM STEW Trainer, Sanitation
Robert Lubega is the person who made Joy realize FARM STEW was possible. He was an Agricultural Extension agent for the local farmers cooperative I was assigned to while I was volunteering for USAID's Farmer to Farmer Program. He was serving as my translator while I conducted hands-on nutrition and cooking classes, featuring soy and vegetables and using the Bible as our primary text. But he was SO much more!! As I began to say less and he led more of the class, the community response was tremendously positive. Robert learned so quickly and soon was teaching me relevant facts about agronomy! He was particularly thrilled with the fact that, except for information that was practical and immediately applicable, we were bringing in nothing from outside the village. His facilitation made me realize that local leaders could conduct classes in their local language and in so doing capture the attention and the heart of class participants. I am thankful that Robert and all four of the original FARM STEW Uganda team members are still carrying on the vision! ‍ Here him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e03Dbt7yTI&t=3s
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Robert Lubega
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Robert Lubega
Uganda Secretary & FARM STEW Trainer
Steven is a vibrant trainer, farmer, and entrepreneur. He is the father of four children and a chorister for a children's choir.
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Steven Mugabi
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Steven Mugabi
FARM STEW Trainer
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER