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About Us


Our team in Kihembe makes everything happen. They spend time with people in their community learning of ways to improve opportunities in many different areas including healthcare, education and agriculture. Led by Monica, you can meet our team in the section below.

Who are we?


The Zuri Project is as much a philosophy as it is an organisation.​


Since 2015 we've set about to support people in a way that is humanising, well-researched and effective. In order to do this, we involve so many people in our work and we're grateful for so many contributions. We'd like to introduce you to our core team.



Monica Agaba

Monica makes things happen and solves problems. She's passionate about the development of her village and inspires people to lead more fulfilling lives. Unwaveringly loyal and supportive, Monica is a central figure to everything we do in Uganda.


Bright Byamukama

Bright has been with us since the start and is responsible for the management of our coffee and agricultural projects more generally. An outstanding person, loving father and great friend, Bright epitomises everything we do in Kihembe.


Jims Mbabazi

The newest addition to our team, Jims does a bit of everything. He's responsible for overseeing the projects that we deliver at both schools in Kihembe. Always smiling and hugely popular, Jims brings heaps of enthusiasm to the team.


Moses Kakuru

Never on time but never a problem, Moses is the happiest person we've ever met. He works as a driver at Kayonza Tea Factory alongside his role with us and we're delighted to have him as part of our team. He supports Bright, Jims and Monica in a number of ways and is also responsible for all travel arrangements for Team Zuri.


Ross Young

Ross spends his time between the UK and Uganda, organising fundraising events and evaluating our impact in Kihembe. He's extremely passionate about collaborative, community development and represents the UK board of trustees in Uganda.

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