Who we are


ASSET is a non-profit organization whose vision is a new generation of educated leaders engaged in developing their society to achieve sustainable, long-term economic success.

ASSET’s mission is to provide higher education scholarships and mentoring to college-level students in Uganda from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate real potential for success, while creating economic opportunities for impoverished women artisans with low levels of educational attainment.

ASSET was founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife team Chris & Heather Lukolyo, both of whom have strong ties to Uganda. Chris was born and raised in Uganda and that is where he and Heather met. Heather first visited Uganda with her mother when she was just two years old and has lived and worked there several times since.