Dear Friends of FCDE,
There is a great deal of excitement and long hours going into two projects we are focusing on at present. First, through support provided by donors like yourselves and the efforts of our Ugandan staff, FCDE is taking on 10 new partner organizations. These partners are local Ugandan NGOs that are already providing needed services in Westerns Uganda but that have desires to improve and grow the work they carry out. FCDE's partnership with these organizations provides the education, resources and tools to make their increased work and impact possible. We do appreciate and thank you for helping make this happen.
Secondly, we are recruiting interns and volunteers from the developed world to provide support to our Ugandan Partner Organizations. FCDE's work includes transfering skills and building capacity of our Partner Organizations. Interns and volunteers play an integral role in making this type of development possible and sustainable. If you know anyone who would benefit from this type of opportunity, they can learn more about it at www.isla-serve.org.
We are highlighting two more of our local partner organizations with this update. We want to thank our partners for their dedication in taking on the huge challanges of addressing sustainable development in their communities.
Kasese People's Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) began in 1997 as a savings and credit women’s program to economically empower low-income women. In 2006, the organization grew into a Savings and Credit Cooperative Society in response to the government policies promoting cooperative savings as a means to eradicate poverty while preserving culture. The organizational vision is to help create a society that is upholding the economic rights, principles and dignity of poor and marginalized people.
KALI was founded in 1997 in the Karambi Sub County by 15 grassroots activists as a think tank on issues of participation by the poor in social economic development and to undertake actions and programs to harness the abundant opportunities to reduce poverty. KALI brings communities together and empowers them to get out of poverty and to address issues of governance, corruption and poor service delivery.
Thank you – FCDE staff and board
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