Our very special story
Ride 4 a Woman was set up in 2009 by Evelyn Habasa and her husband Denis Rubalema. The organization exists to support local women struggling at home with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence and poverty.
More than 300 women from 11 villages now use or work at the Ride 4 a Woman community centre, where they can learn to pedal sew, weave baskets, dance, sing and drum; learning new skills, making a living and making it possible for their children to gain an education.
The organisation also offers microfinance, helping women to help themselves and support their families. To date over 100 women are actively engaged in the Ride 4 a Woman Microfinance Program.
This retreat in the local community offers local women a place to stay, something to eat and a wage while they learn new skills. Every day we welcome visitors to Stay With Us, Learn From Us, Shop or simply drop by to see what is going on.
Eve is the founder of Ride 4 a Woman and 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. Eve has a Bachelors degree in Tourism from Makerere University, Kampala and all the passion and determination required to drive Ride 4 a Woman forward.
Denis co-founded Ride 4 a Woman with his wife Evelyn Habasa and is 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.
Ruth Turyamureeba - Chairperson
Ruth is Chairperson for Ride 4 a Woman, 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, writing 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.