RURAL INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT-WEST NILE
RICE-WN is a human rights and empowerment- oriented indigenous NGO based in West Nile sub region of Uganda. RICE-WN envisions a self-reliant, sustainable and holistically transformed society through five core program areas; environment and natural resources, skills development, sustainable agriculture, integrated humanitarian response and community health.
RICE-WN has been in existence since 2004 that was legally registered by registrar of Companies and the NGO Bureau with a mandate to operate in any part of Uganda.
Headquartered in Arua town, RICE-WN has two other branch offices in Moyo and Nwoya districts. The organization is premised on the ideas of empowerment, rural development and community focus. RICE-WN deliberately focuses on holistically empowering hard to reach and vulnerable communities and groups to enable them realize their full dignity as humans, demand for their rights and hold their leaders accountable for effective service delivery.
In undertaking community transformation work, RICE-WN cherishes partnerships and networking with partnerships and networking with government and CSO’s at different levels.
our working pillars
— Community Health
— Environment & Natural Resources
— Sustainable Agriculture
— Skills Development
— Integrated Humanitarian Response
The worst part is when I disclosed my status to close relatives because I wanted support", revealed Mary
“I was very happy to be in my husband’s house, not until we started bearing children and that’s when things went bad. He used to beat me alot so, I decided to leave him and try life somewhere else”, recalls Mary Nyakuru.
RICE-WN Came at a time when we were about to go without food — Maybellyn, Liberian from Kentile City
RICE-WN came did the assessment, took pictures we thought they would not come back like other partners. They kept their
word and came back with food after seven days, I cannot thank RICE enough”, Mrs Priscilla Jamba