Mr Asiimwe knew there was a way to increase income levels. So in 2017, he applied for and received an Australia Awards small grant of $10,000, to support women’s agriculture in a rural area outside of Kampala. He intended to deliver the project through his KAVC Foundation, using the skills he gained while studying a Master of International Development at the University of Canberra (2013).
Mr Asiimwe established KAVC Foundation to equip vulnerable children, youth, women and grandmothers with the skills necessary to be self-reliant through innovative and sustainable livelihood approaches. During his studies in Australia, he had received funding from Opportunity To Do, an NGO in Canberra, to formally register the foundation in Wakiso District, Uganda, enabling him to operationalise his vision.