KITOVU MOBILE AIDS ORGANIZATION

Kitovu Mobile AIDS organisation (popularly known as (Kitovu Mobile) headquartered in Masaka, is a not – for profit, Faith Based organisation. Kitovu Mobile was started by the medical missionaries of Mary (MMM) in 1987 as a response to HIV and AIDS crisis in Rakia district. The organisation employs a holistic approach to addressing the needs of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in 30 sub counties spread out in Masaka, Rakai, Lyatonde, Ssembabule, Lwengo, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi districts. The organisation, in a special way, targets rural areas because over there the sick and the poor have limited access to health and other services. VISION: An Empowered community with the abi...
Apr 30, 2014

"The power of Community in HIV Prevention"

Mothers after the sensitization meeting
Mothers after the sensitization meeting

Despite the HIV/AIDS status of the pregnant mothers, It is encouraging to note that most of them have been able to give birth to babies free from HIV and this was possible due to tremendous efforts from Kitovu Mobile staff and the network Community workers and Expert clients who worked tirelessly to sensitize the masses and to give the necessary support to those in need.

To date 69.2% are female clients enrolled ART and the Kitovu Mobile  team is dedicated to paying frequent visits to the mothers to ensure that they receive antenatal care before giving birth and postnatal care to ensure the birth of healthy babies and the mother as well. With the help of their husbands we have encouraged the pregnant mothers to go for immunization as well as those that have delivered to take their babies for immunization.

 It worth noting that the formerly trained mothers are now working as TOT to pass on the knowledge to other women pertaining taking care of their newly born babies and themselves regarding breast feeding and treatment. It is all a success as these mothers are now acting as a work force in the dissemination process. Kitovu Mobile nurses tirelessly visit the mothers at their meeting centers to ensure that they receive all the required treatment and counseling. It really gives hope as most of the mothers are committed to taking their drugs which promises healthy babies as well as the mother.

Apr 30, 2014

"JOIN US TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS"

Gerald attending to his garden
Gerald attending to his garden

When you train a youth you train a nation, it’s our joy that this project is not only changing the lives of the orphans but even the community as well this alone gives us hope that the future of our nation is indeed bright. As our youths graduated last year we took it upon ourselves to follow them up and observe how they are being able to implement the knowledge and skills they acquired from the farm school. Indeed we observed that the livelihoods of our youths had been renewed including their families since they are now operating as entrepreneurs. It’s our pride as these youths have gone ahead to buy land for their families using the money they saved from their small scale farms having grown the seedlings they received from the organization, this was witnessed in the 3 homes that were visited. Surely the members of the families that were visited looked healthier than before, and the reason for this is that, these youths have managed to ensure food security at home through modern farming techniques, they have gone ahead to take their siblings back to school as well as meeting some needs at home, it is surprising that Jjuuko Gerald a P.7drop out, now owns a plot of land and has the ability to support his family. Besides these youths serving their homes, they reach out to the community by training other young farmers on how to make nursery beds and managing small scale businesses. Since these youths had acquired skills in counseling and guidance, 2 of them reported to us that they had been able to counsel some youths that had become unruly at home so this promises a violence free society hence benefitting the community indirectly.

I love my project " Richard says"
I love my project " Richard says"
Apr 30, 2014

"WE CAN DO IT OURSELVES"

on job making the rack
on job making the rack

Restoring hope is one of the significant achievements in the past period. The youth can see beyond the agricultural support and engage themselves in other productive activities like craft making. On top of the various trainings and support to the out school youth they have gone a step ahead and start making crafts as an extra activity to supplement their income during the off season. 60% of the group members are now making crafts in form of utensil racks which they sell on the market day that comes every Friday of the week. This idea came as a result of training in Micro enterprise development that was identified to be paramount to this category of youth and passed on to them.

Using the savings from the diverse income generating projects they can now meet their day-to-day needs which include supporting their siblings with school requirements, buying supplementary foods and clothes for themselves.

Unlike in the past there is reduced redundancy among the youth and value for time. Thanks to all our supporters in this regard.

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