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...
Jun 19, 2015

KITOVU MOBILE MY HERO

John checking on his passion fruit project
John checking on his passion fruit project

“I can’t imagine how I would be if it was not Kitovu Mobile” David said.

David is among the many with similar words that cherish the work of Kitovu Mobile. He graduated from the Mobile farm school in 2013 and since then his income has exponentially grown bringing a simile to his face.

After school I decided to engage myself in two business areas namely farming with emphasis on crop production and trade with focus on establishing my own shop. I gave farming the 1st priority where by the proceeds from the crop sales were to help me establish my own shop. I specialized in passion fruit and tomato growing and within two farming seasons I had already established a shop. From the crop sales I generated over seven million shillings that helped me start off with a retail shop within my community which later on turned into a whole sale shop. After three years in business, I have been able to buy land approximately 6 acres worth 18 million shillings which I think is going to be my starting point to become a commercial farmer. Using my land I have plans to establish 2500 coffee plants and as I speak now I have already planted 600(24%) coffee plant. I have no doubt that you can start small and grow big and I’m big. David said.

Mar 12, 2015

"I CAN'T WAIT TO SMILE.."

"This is our chicken project"
"This is our chicken project"

Youth develop a smile on observing their project progressively develop with tangible results. Over 65 youth who benefited from the piggery and goat project have a reason to smile when they realized that 100% of their piglets where expecting to furrow and pass on the offspring to their colleagues. During their discussion they said; we received six pigs but in the first round we expect at a least an average of 60 piglets. “This is the multiplier effect we wanted”, one of the trainees said”.

Not only have we benefited from the pigs but even our fellow youth who could not manage pigs received goats and chicken. Though goats are not prolific as pigs but we believe we shall also get there when all our friends in the cycle will receive a goat. “The chicken project is easy to manage and we love it”. Said one of the girls

Initially the projects were given to hard working group members who had acquired the skills and could properly manage the projects, but later on even the laggards will benefit.

We appreciate support from our development partners and friends who have tirelessly contributed technical and financial support to this noble cause.

Mar 12, 2015

From Poverty to Self - Reliance

effort to control pests and diseases
effort to control pests and diseases

The support to OVC to become entrepreneurs through the Kitovu Mobile program has continued to spread from one Sub County to the other. Both new recruits and pass out have exhibited a positive trend towards development with focus on self-reliance.

After realizing such benefits over years, this year  2015 began with arrangements to establish a new Mobile Farm school in Byakabanda Sub county of Rakai district. This Sub County was chosen among others after assessing the levels of vulnerability among the youth and the general community and  Byakabanda sub county scored highest. The project is to target 100 teenage school dropouts both girls and boys with girls given a positive discrimination.

Among the activities so far done include, mobilization and sensitization of the community about the project in which over 200(85%) of the targeted people attended the meeting. The meeting intended to raise awareness about the project and also determine how it will fit into the community plans.

Similarly home assessment was carried out to verify the information generated during the meeting and also to confirm the youth that are legible for the training. It was noted that the number in need to join the training was more than 100 which is our target and due to limited resources we could not surpass the target.

There was a positive community response about the entire project and as part of their contribution they provided the training venue and land for establishing a demonstration garden. Training is expected to begin in two weeks’ time from now. Despite the inevitable challenges, we believe this will be quite a big push to the community in an effort to empower the youth to acquire sustainable solutions to address their challenges.

in a guardians meeting
in a guardians meeting
 
   

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