Our Story

Kyempapu (pronounced 'chem-PA-pu') was founded by Sylvia Namukasa in 2009 and works out of Kirinda, Kitanda sub-county, about 140 kilometers from Kampala. The grassroot organization works in the areas of education, community development, envrionmental improvement, and youth engagement. Our programs and projects have included starting up a sustainaible pig-rearing business with profits reinvested in the community, a women's crafts group to promote the tangible cultural heritage of Uganda while helping the local women generate income, as well as organizing sporting events and tree planting days for children and youth.

Kyempapu continues to grow as an organization with the help and support of its partner organizations and dedicated volunteers.