Our Community Based Organization (CBO) Partners

Raise Up Hope for Uganda Orphanage (RUHU)

Raising Up Hope for Uganda (RUHU) is an orphanage founded by a former street child.  Located in the suburbs outside of Kampala, the program directors run a daycare program and school for the community as well as orphans living at the compound.  In addition to the orphanage, RUHU is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, especially AIDS orphans and street children. In 2007, 1.5 million people died due to AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  Though Uganda has produced some promising results on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, its impact has taken away a generation of fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, and friends. A new generation of innocent orphans is left behind with no one to fend for them. RUHU provides long-term care for AIDS orphans, children from one-parent families, "Street children", and those who are abandoned and abused.

In addition, RUHU works to provide improve the future of their community through initiating sustainable projects and programs aimed at uplifting the standard of life of the rural communities through women's empowerment programs, HIV/AIDS care, adult education programs, athletic programs and "street child" outreach.

RUHU's website

Kyetume CBHC (Community Based Health Care)

Kyetume is a rural village neighboring the trade town of Mukono in southern Uganda. Kyetume CBHC started about 10 years ago providing basic medical services such as vaccines to children and anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS victims in the village of Kyetume. It has grown tremendously since and now provides broad support to a much larger area.

On the ground organizing is rooted in volunteer community mobilizers. Without their efforts, community services would be nearly impossible. Medical services are delivered to households within the communities by CBHC staff because it is very difficult to travel to local hospitals due to distance and transportation costs.

CBHC has organized many of its beneficiaries into community cooperatives such as livestock and agricultural groups which provide members with business and management skills. Over time and with capital accumulation, many of these groups have been able to start internal microfinance schemes to invest in their individual economic activity.

Kyetume's website

New Hope Orphanage

New Hope Africa Children Ministries is a grassroots, Christian charity that serves orphans and vulnerable children caught up in the twin crisis of HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty. Founded in 2003 in response to the plight of Uganda’s 2 million orphans, New Hope provides food, healthcare, education and a home to 71 desperately needy children.  We are motivated by God’s compassion for the poor and love for the helpless.  We seek to protect the most defenseless members of African society, to release them from the bondage of poverty, to show them love, give them hope, and lead them to a bright future.

New Hope's website

Katosi Women Development Trust

Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) is a non governmental organization with an aim of improving the general living standards of poor, rural peasant communities of Ntenjeru and Nakisunga sub counties in Mukono District. Evolving out of the success of Katosi Women Fishing & Development Association, KWDT currently networks 11 women groups.

Some current activities and projects include micro credit scheme, training/capacity building, integrated water, hygiene and sanitation, sustainable agricultural development, and environmental conservation.

KWDT's website