Ride 4 a Woman
Ride 4 a Woman is a charitable organisation located that was started in 2009 by Evelyn Habasa and her husband Denis Rubalema. Its aim is to support local women that are struggling at home in extreme poverty, domestic violence and HIV.
The organisation is now working with more than 300 women from 11 villages, where they learn to weave baskets, sewing, singing, dance and drum. This helps them learn new skills and make a living for them and their children, plus education them.
Noel’s Cottage is a newly built guesthouse is on the doorstep of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, home to Uganda’s mountain gorillas. This is an establishment offering accommodation services to guests visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trekking.
Supporting women in the community
This organisation also offers microfinance support, where women help themselves and support their families. Today, the organisation has over 100 women that are actively engaged in the Ride 4 a Woman Microfinance Program.
The retreat offers a place to stay for these women, food and also a wage while they learn new skills. Every single day, the organisation welcomes visitors to stay at the place, learn new things as well as do shopping there. This attracts more people all over the world together with other individuals or organisations to simply drop by to see what’s taking place there.
Eve is the founder of Ride 4 a Woman, originally from Buhoma where the organization is based today. Eve is fulfilling her Mother’s dream and delivering on her vision for a better future for women. This kind heart is hard to find among people that are not so much wealthy in terms of finances. Eve has a Bachelors degree in Tourism from Makerere University Kampala, carrying all the passion and determination to drive Ride 4 a Woman forward upto date.
Eve worked with the husband Denis, co-founded Ride 4 a Woman in order to push the organisation to the level it is rightnow. These two are the driving force behind the day to day operations and financial control of the organization. Denis grew up and studied in Kampala and has a Bachelors degree in Development Studies and a masters in marketing acquired in the UK. He used all his skills and knowledge to work together with the wife to push the organisation forward.
The couple has got other members working hard to ensure that the place is running every single day, and these include:
Ruth Turyamureeba (the Chairperson)
She is performing a vital liaison role between the 300 women who are members of the organization and the management team. Ruth is the first escalation point for any and all of the women members and she runs the show with absolute dedication when Eve and Denis are occupied elsewhere.
Grace Kyimpeirwe (Secretary)
Grace fulfills the essential and valued role of Secretary at Ride 4 a Woman. She writes up all of the minutes and actions from every monthly meeting to keep the well-oiled machine moving. She is a single mother of 4 children, living in Buhoma and among the original members of the organization.
Pamoja Health Initiative is a company under Pamoja Tours and Travel and through this initiative, you can travel offer your support through contacting us for a trip to bwindi in order to reach Ride 4 a Woman.
You can also book a gorilla safari with us to Bwindi, and sleep at Ride 4 a Woman.
Sleeping at Noel’s Cottage is one ways of supporting the organisation. You can also offering financial support to these women, offer medical assistance and also sponsor their children in school.
Book a 3 days Gorilla safari with a night at Noel’s Cottage.