About us

Our Story

Tender Grassroots was established in December 2019 by its founder, Fatuma Doka, a certified medical practitioner with over three decades of experience working in the United States of America. During her most recent trip to Uganda in October 2019, it became apparent that her years of experience and expertise would be relevant and beneficial in supporting and empowering the most vulnerable in society, hence providing them with better life chances. Whilst the community showed resilience by making the most out of the little income and few facilities at hand, it was clear that they would benefit from getting adequate health facilities and professionals to help combat the health challenges they were facing. Also, the young children in need of food and educational supplies that would enable them to learn under conducive atmosphere. Equipped with this information, TGR was born, with a mandate to give to a new generation’ through various programs centered within these communities. 

To ensure accessibility to quality education and health care services

To offer opportunities to the most vulnerable and under-served communities in Uganda by providing them with resources, knowledge and skills that empowers them, hence of ending the cycle of poverty


Inspiring prosocial self esteem, & strong
interpersonal skills


Empowering and equipping communities to take ownership of their future


Expanding the perspective of communities to make them aware of life’s possibilities


Serving communities in a caring, inclusive learning and healthy environment


Our Board

Margaret O’Sullivan
Board Advisor

Margaret O’Sullivan is the Executive Director of Nationalities Service Center, managing one of the
largest and most comprehensive providers of services to over 5,000 refugees and immigrants
annually in the region. 

Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes (Ret.)
Board Advisor

Renée Cardwell Hughes is a highly experienced executive. She focuses on strategy, leadership
development and change management. Renée is a Qualified Financial Expert.

Kenneth Pina
Board Chair

Mr. Ken Piña formerly was the Executive Vice President of Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals and
served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary
of Pernix Therapeutics, a Nasdaq-traded public company. Mr. Piña has served on the board of directors of several companies and non-profit organizations

Peter Seneca
Board Member

Peter is a co-founder of Securitas Global Risk Solutions. He also heads the
Credit Solutions department which provides innovative structures that mitigate
solvency risk. Prior to Securitas, he was a Vice President of Euler Hermes ACI,
the largest mono-line credit insurer in the world.