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...
Nov 24, 2015

From Charity to systems strengthening

Every time we meet we learn a new experience
Every time we meet we learn a new experience

We are grateful to inform you that in the past months we have been doing our best to improve on the IGAs approach. Since our development projects emphasizes self-reliance and sustainability we are moving from providing traditional direct Aid to building capacities of these youths to the level of creating sustainable IGAs through the community involvement approach.

We believe that by working together, we can build healthy honest relationships, in other words, social capital. With productive social capital, our investments of physical capital will not lead to dependency but rather will lead to self-reliance and sustainable results.

Through working together with community leaders, we have been able to build confidence and trust among the youths; this has given them a chance to develop team work and leadership skills. The youths have taken a lead to improve neighborhoods in terms of food security, hygiene and fighting malnutrition, this has created a sense of accomplishment and a spirit of self-reliance among the youths while being of service to the members of the greater community.

The youths are also involved in community service projects like cleaning of rivers, visiting the elderly, through this; they then have a strong sense of ownership and are willing to continue investing their own time and resources to make their projects self-sustaining.

My nursery bed is flourishing
My nursery bed is flourishing
Nov 24, 2015

Empowering the TDOs to become entrepreneurs

"This is mine"
"This is mine"

Food production should increase by 60% in order address the demanding need of the many households ranging from 6-8 people per house hold. This information has been revealed by the assessment carried out in the vulnerable families supported by Kitovu Mobile.

As a means to address this gap, efforts have been made to train and equip the youngsters with skills and knowledge in areas of business promotion and food production.

“KS” is among the many trainees who have a made a step forward to respond to our goal of scaling up food production.

“KS” has established gardens of various crops both for home consumption and business. His gardens comprises of 1000 eucalyptus trees,  half an acre of onions and one acre of beans. On top of his gardens “KS” owns three pigs of which one is a sow that has just farrowed to 12 piglets and the two are castrates which he, fattens to generate money quickly to enable him buy an extra piece of land.

It is noted that “KS” is becoming the bread winner of the family and given the substantial contributions he makes in terms of food and cash towards the wellbeing of the entire family and his siblings in particular. The training offered to trainees has not only impacted to the wellbeing of the trainees but also to the entire community through farmer to farmer learning.

"We shall get there
"We shall get there'
Jun 19, 2015

MY TURNING POINT

HB attending to his garden
HB attending to his garden

“With perseverance I’m gradually shifting from peasantry to commercial farming. Gone are days when you had to sit down and lament about the unfair world with a wide difference between the rich and the poor. I believe that there is no need to lament; the power to success is within our hands”. HB says.

With the knowledge I acquired from the traings held by Kitovu Mobile I  started growing vegetable using back yard farming system plus coffee as a long term crop that can fetch more money. I have no doubt that it was a wise decision made. Currently I have 1500 coffee plants of which 700(47%) plants have reached maturity stage and my harvest is promising. Just only this season I have been able to harvest 1000kgs of dry coffee.

I’m happy that I have been identified by Kitovu Mobile as a progressive farmer who can teach others using a demostration method  and as a result, I have received an in calf -Friesian dairy cow. I can see a bright future ahead and my colleagues are admiring my status.

 
   

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