Uganda Muslim Rural Development Association
Building capacities for communities
Uganda Muslim Rural Development Association (UMURDA) is an indigenous Faith-Based NGO that was founded in 1992 in Namakoko village in Nankoma Subcounty in Bugiri district.

Water, Hygiene & Sanitation

To increase access to and availability of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services for the most vulnerable communities


To empower vulnerable households to overcome poverty and food insecurity through sustainable, inclusive productivity and access to markets.

Health Programmes

To strengthen community health systems to respond to HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and child health concerns of the most vulnerable.


UMURDA has been implementing development activities impacting on all and thereby demystifying religion and development reflected from the composition of its membership and staff. 

Who We Are ?

Uganda Muslim Rural Development Association (UMURDA) is an indigenous Faith-Based NGO that was founded in 1992 in Namakoko village in Nankoma Subcounty in Bugiri district.

Our Mission

To build capacities of rural communities” to influence change for sustainable development through training, information sharing, and advocacy.

Establish a reputable, well managed and self-reliant Islamic Organisation with the capacity to effectively and efficiently deliver quality services impacting on all.

Provide capacity development services that empower individuals, communities, organizations, and Institutions in various capacity gaps.

Provide services that promote access to safe water for drinking, proper sanitation and Hygiene and water for production.

What we Do

UMURDA transforms. It transforms families, communities, and societies – so they can thrive and prosper and become self-sustaining.

Education Programmes

As an organization, UMURDA remains committed to working with our partners to ensure that learners and communities stay safe and continue to learn.

Water & Sanitation

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation, along with adequate hygiene practices and the ability to effectively manage water resources, can profoundly shape a nation’s path to stability, economic prosperity, and self-reliance.

Health Programmes

UMURDA's health programs have saved lives, protected people most vulnerable to disease, and promoted the stability of communities and nations, while advancing Uganda's security and prosperity.

Gender Equality & Empowerment

Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale. For societies to thrive, women and girls, men and boys must have equal access to education, healthcare, and technology.

Environment & Climate

We know a changing climate will hurt the poor most, undermining the livelihoods of millions of people struggling to break free from poverty. We help communities better manage and benefit from their natural resources

Governance & Human Rights

Fundamental rights of citizens are the bedrock for managing, and mitigating conflict, spurring economic growth and protecting human dignity. Democratic freedoms are more just, peaceful and stable-and their citizens can fulfill their potential.

Key Staff Members

We make a difference in the lives of people during a very traumatic time in their life. Meeting their medical transport needs eases their burden.

Walugendo K. Sulaiman

National Coordinator

Sophie Namukose

Programmes Manager

Our Partners

Our work is funded through a combination of private sector fees for our services and grants from donors, our development partners.


We’re always looking for big-hearted individuals with a passion to serve. Do you want to join UMURDA team and make a valuable difference in the world? Our team could not provide the community outreach without the skill and dedication of our volunteers.

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