Rachel is from Mbale in the eastern district of Uganda. Born into a very big family of twenty children, she grew up in a small village called Nangolo. Just like any other child in her village, she walked around barefoot but what made her different was that despite being surrounded by many Christians and Muslims, she has remained Jewish. While growing up Rachel witnessed a lot of domestic violence against women and this inspired her to study hard so that she could become independent and strongly oppose these actions. She is involved in both Abayudaya (Jewish) projects and secular projects. She volunteers with RAIN UGANDA, a secular NGO, as the director of education and training. The goal is to scale up awareness on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health among the youth, elderly, and married couples. The services offered by the project are all community based, which makes the project unique and innovative. Rachel also volunteers with Abayudaya Women's Association. The goal of the association is to improve education on social and economic issues and brings together all Jewish women in Uganda regardless of their denominational differences. In addition, she volunteers with Mirembe Kawomera (Delicious Peace) as secretary and manager. The goal of Mirembe Kawomera is to act as a mouthpiece for peace, bringing together people from different religious backgrounds.