James works in Higher Education and Shamila works in Human Resource. We first came to Uganda in 2017 for work and were on a year long contract. We ended up staying for 4 years and welcomed our son Makai, in 2018 at Nakasero hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
As UK nationals and western citizens we were used to the concept of being able to turn to the welfare state if we were ever in need. Additionally, as life long believers and users of the National Health Service in the UK we knew first hand how much of a positive impact not having to worry about medical bills can have on every aspect of an individuals life. Living in Kampala opened our eyes up to what happens when there is no safety net.
We quickly realised that what felt like a little to us, went a long way for members of the community out here and the immediate impact it can make on an individuals life cannot be underestimated.
Tulinawe is not an attempt to save the world, we have no political leanings or agenda. Our aim is to simply provide financial aid directly into the hands of those who need it, when they need it the most.
Our main focus is on short, sharp relief with immediate effect.