Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group (DFK) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization focusing on poverty alleviation among vulnerable rural farmers in Uganda through sustainable agriculture and agro enterprise development for food security and regular income.
To promote poverty alleviation measures for smallholder farmers, particularly vulnerable and marginalized groups such as Orphans, Women, People with disabilities through implementation of Sustainable Agriculture practices and agro enterprise development.
Small holder farmers Meeting their basic needs
To enhance the capacity of smallholder crop – livestock farmers to adapt to adverse effects of Climate Change through demonstration and production of appropriate area -specific innovations.
Message from the Executive Director
DFK started as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2013 and in 2016 the Government applauded its work and registered Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group as a fully- fledged Non-Governmental Organization (NGO); registration No. 12560 with NGO Board under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, DFK has an initial outreach program for communities and schools in the districts of Kiruhura, Lyantonde and Mbarara and beyond.
We are located in South Western Uganda in Kiruhura district about 200km from Kampala, with offices and a model farm at Kyakabunga Village, Nyakashashara Sub County
DFK organizes farmer groups and builds their capacity through hands-on trainings to adopt sustainable farming practices for food security and agro enterprise development for increased household income. Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group is governed by a board of five members that decide on the strategic direction of the organization. The committee is a policy maker, approves contracts, budgets and financial reports. We empower communities to manage thier environment for the benefit of the current and future generation. Concisely, we provide hands-on group trainings and extension support to individual beneficiaries’ farms / agro-enterprises.
DFK assists the most vulnerable people, regardless of religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.
DFK emphasizes empowering communities and schools to take charge of their own development and working in partnership with others such as community based self-sustaining groups. DFK strongly believes that the “development process belongs to the people” Communities are seen as owners and managers of their development process. Day to day activities are run by the Executive Director, assisted by Projects Manager, Finance and Planning Manager, Community Development Facilitator, M&E staff, Secretary, farm manager and other support staff.
Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group believes in accountability, equity, togetherness, integrity, transparency, innovativeness, flexibility and sustainability.
Marie Pierre Bilodeau, Volunteer, A graduate of Seven Ravens Permaculture Farm in Canada, in charge of resource mobilization and international relations, she is passionate and interested in working with disadvantaged and marginalized community groups in Africa.
Grace Mwesigwa, Administrator, oversees all DFK projects and operations. She has a Bachelor in Landscape and Interior Design, with 4 years of experience working with women groups and children.
Abel Otafire, Community Based Facilitator, He has a Bachelor in Guidance and Counseling. He has skills for community mobilization and group dynamics. He is in charge of project selection and sensitization.
Pheobe Kyomukama Tumwebaze, Finance and Planning Manager, She is responsible for resource mobilization and DFK accounts. She has Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Management and a Bachelor in Business Administration.
Steve R Namanya, IT Specialist, Volunteer, He is responsible for designing and developing the website
He holds a Diploma from School of Clinical Officers Fort Portal and he has an experience of practicing Clinical Medicine and Community Health for thirty one years. He is responsible for Primary Health Care activities such as home hygiene and sanitation training, family nutrition, health education on prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases for people with disabilities and vulnerable community households.