PRINCESS Ruth Nsemere of Toro was on September 18 the chief guest at a function celebrating 16 years of High Hope International, a non-governmental organisation based in Toro Kingdom and in the US.
Nsemere represented the Toro King, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, at the function in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
The princess thanked the Rev. Samuel Murangi, the High Hope founder and president, for helping the poor. High Hope was founded in 1994 when Uganda was engulfed in the fight against HIV.
Nsemere also thanked the organisationâ€™s donors for their support. â€œThat is one way of breaking the cycle of poverty in communities,â€ she said.
Murangi thanked the princess for representing King Oyo and encouraged her to emulate other royals in developing countries, who have been ambassadors of goodwill.
High Hope provides tuition for over 200 children orphaned by HIV in Uganda through Inspire the Youth programme.
Nsemere commended High Hope for helping poverty-stricken widows. She was particularly grateful for the 2001 cattle programme, saying it provides poor single mothers with the means to earn a living.
Toro princess raises funds in USA