Buyemba Suubira Uganda Foundation
"Suubira" means "Hope"
The Buyemba Suubira Uganda Foundation (BSUF) is a Ugandan non-profit organisation set up to help the local community from the Butansi area in the Kamuli region in south-east Uganda. BSUF is associated with Children of Uganda (UK), a registered charity in England. BSUF is an educational, health, infrastructure and livelihood charity.
Founded in August 2005 by Annette Mbedha, BSUF stands as a tribute to her parents, Mr Nelson and Mrs Angella Buyemba who helped the poor in their home village. The foundation was formed in response to the increasing number of orphans, vulnerable children and widows in the area who had lost their parents and husbands to HIV/AIDS. It is Annette's dream to give something back to the rural area where her parents came from, to help them to fulfil their aspirations, use their potential and consequently create their own better reality.
The primary goal of Children of Uganda (UK) - BSUF is giving people hope for a better future by finding sponsors of children's education and introducing projects that enable the local community to become more independent and to keep healthy.
We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters, without whom we would not have been able to fulfil Annette's dream. These include all our sponsors in England and also the Signum Foundation who is supporting our cause in Poland.
About the Area
Butansi village and Butansi subcounty is off the Jinja-Kamuli main road. It has a few retail shops, with no running water or electricity. Kamuli is the nearest town.
The main activity in the area is subsistence farming. Crops grown include bananas, maize, groundnuts and coffee. The output from the crops depends on the ever-changing seasons. Some animals like pigs, goats, cows and poultry are reared.
The inhabitants of Butansi Village, like many other people in this region of the world, have to face numerous problems. The most serious of them are HIV-AIDS, malaria and recently water contamination which has severe, and if untreated, lethal consequences. Many of the children are raised by a single parent, or grandparent. Life is hard and it is difficult for them to get a proper education.