Community Ownership

    The Best Sign of Success

    One of the strongest indicators that our projects are tracking towards success occurs when the community begins to organize and take up their own projects and next steps. This means that households are becoming resilient and achieving economic self-sufficiency. Once our program is concluded, we actively measure and track these collective goals as they are one of the strongest indicators of sustainability and household income improvement.

    Creating Owners and Entrepreneurs

    To date, our partners have launched 316 initiatives. That’s over 300 new programs, businesses, and cooperatives, all launched, owned and operated by our skilled and ambitious community partners. From agriculture to finance, from domestic purchases to new roads: our community partners understand what their villages need and make the most of the opportunity our partnership offers to take action and make tangible impact.

    Community Owners At Work

    48% of community owned initiatives are related to livestock purchase.
    To date this has resulted in the purchasing of 4,112 animals.
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    PIGLETS
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    CHICKENS
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    GOATS
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    SHEEP
    173.2 km of village access roads have been dug thanks to community owners.
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    KISORO DISTRICT
    new roads (km)
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    KANUNGU DISTRICT
    new roads (km)
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    RUKUNGIRI DISTRICT
    new roads (km)

    Other income-generating initiatives:

    SACCO

    Savings

    SACCO

    Rwentondo village in Kiringa Cluster, Kagadi, formed and registered a village SACCO (Savings and Credit Co-operative) with $2 million UGX in savings.

    CATERING

    Business

    CATERING

    In Kageyo village, Bushekwe Cluster, Kisoro, a women's group developed a catering business.

    RENTALS

    Business

    RENTALS

    In Gahiza village, Ruvumu Cluster, Kisoro, a group came together and purchased 100 plastic chairs which they are renting out as a new business venture.

    More Initiatives

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    Ready-To-Eat
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