Caritas Tororo – ERI partner since 2014
Caritas Tororo is the social services and economic development arm of the Archdiocese of Tororo mandated to carry out social economic development activities under the Caritas Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese. Caritas enters the community using the church structure that is the 45 parishes, which are grouped in twelve deaneries. Each level has a development committee which coordinates Caritas activities in the Parish. Caritas carries out its activities irrespective of the people’s cultures, religious or political affiliations.
Mission: ‘’Caritas Tororo exists to empower communities through capacity building and advocacy for sustainable development’’, Overall program objective: ‘’ improved quality of life for poor and vulnerable people in Tororo Archdiocese’’
Program areas are Sustainable livelihoods; Water and Sanitation; Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation; Infrastructural Development and Resource Mobilization; Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Management; Education; Health; and Gender and Development. Caritas Tororo uses participatory approaches in identifying, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of their community based programs.
Caritas started implementing the Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) approach in 2014 in the districts of Busia, Tororo and Manafwa reaching out to 40 farmer groups. The approach has aided the emergence of five farmer associations with the aim of boosting the strength of small holder farmers for food security and household income.
Caritas – Masaka Diocesan Development Organization (MADDO), ERI partner since 2013
Caritas – MADDO is a faith Based Organisation, established in 1981 as Social Services for Development (SSD) and changed to Caritas MADDO in 2000. The Diocese and development activities of Caritas MADDO cover the political districts of Kalangala, Rakai, Ssembabule, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo and Lyantonde. Caritas MADDO enters the community using the church structure that is the 49 parishes, which are grouped in eleven deaneries and then finally the 700 sub parishes. Each level has a development committee which coordinates MADDO activities in the parishes. Households are organized into groups to utilise their different gifts for better results. Caritas MADDO also collaborates with the government ministries through the relevant departments (Agriculture, health, Water and Sanitation) of the eight districts that make up the Diocese.
The cooperation between Caritas MADDO and HORIZONT3000 started in 2007 with the implementation of the project Water, Agriculture and Sanitation Integrated Programme (WASIP) in Rakai District, Uganda. The second phase of the WASIP project will end in December 2012.
Youth Association for Rural Development (YARD), Buikwe District, Uganda, ERI partner since 2013
Youth Association for Rural Development (YARD) is an indigenous voluntary charitable organization founded in 1995 and registered with the NGO Board in 1996 under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Reg. S. 5914/1733. It is non-political, non-profit making, non-ethnic and interdenominational. It was established to spearhead development and improve the standard of living amongst the youths and women. YARD operates in 3 Districts of Uganda namely, Mukono, Kayunga and Mayugwe. YARD has 27 staff members most of whom are based in the field office.
The major activities carried out by YARD are in sustainable agriculture, environment and natural resource management, wildlife and animal protection, vocational training and community health improvement. YARD development approach includes organising farmers into groups and trainings on marketing, gender issues and HIV/AIDS. YARD also runs a vocational training school for the disadvantaged children and child support scheme.
The cooperation between YARD and HORIZONT3000 started in 2009 with provision of Technical Assistance in the area of organisational development (OD) and agro-enterprise development. Currently YARD is implementing a financed project using the ERI approach with funding from DKA support. Implementation of the current project started in Ocotber 2011 and will end in December 2012 once the proposal for 2013 – 2015 is approved.
Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of MARA (ACT Mara), ERI partner since 2013
Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Mara (ACT Mara) Faith Based Organisation (non-profit) founded in 1985. The Diocese of Mara covers the administrative region of Mara which stretches from Lake Victoria in the West to the Serengeti National Park in the East, and from the Tarime highlands bordering Kenya in the North, to Mwanza region in the south. Mara Region has a population of 1.4 million and includes the four districts of Tarime, Musoma, Bunda and Serengeti.
The cooperation between ACT Mara and HORIZONT3000 started in 2002 with the implementation of Mara Smallholder Horticulture Project which was funded for three pahses until 2011. Currently ACT Mara is implemeting a one year pilot project for Food Sovereignty and Marketing (FSM) using the ERI approach.
Kolping Society of Tanzania (KST), ERI partner since 2013
Kolping Society of Tanzania (KST) is a lay apostolate of the Catholic church (an NGO) established 1986 with head-quarters in Bukoba and operating in 12 Regions of Tanzania. KST was established in Tanzania under the aegis of the Catholic Church for the purpose of improving social and economic conditions particularly in the rural areas of Tanzania. It is engaged in spiritual nourishment, capacity building, and supporting rural based projects that endeavor to uplift rural living standards through Self Help Groups (SHGs).
KST is a membership organisation. The number of Kolping families rose from 7 in year 1989 to 107 in year 2007, with a membership of 180 and 4,600 respectively. Likewise the dioceses have increased from one in 1989 to nine in 2007, namely; Bukoba, Rulenge, Mwanza, Kigoma, Singida, Tanga, Morogoro, Sumbawanga and Dar es Salaam dioceses.
KST is currently implementing a Nyamuhunga kolcafe project which started in November 2010, financed by HORIZONT3000 member organisation BSI.
Apoloo Na Angor (ANA), Bukedea District, Uganda, ERI partner in 2013
Apoolo Na Angor (ANA) or ‘Development of Women’ was founded in January 2003 and serves over 1,200 people in Bukedea District, Eastern Uganda. Apoolo Na Angor was started as a self-help group and later went on to become a registered Community Based Organisation (CBO). Presently ANA is registered as an NGO with the Ministry of Internal affairs.
As a grassroots organisation, ANA aims to promote attitudes of dignity and harmony while engaging communities in holistic development. The guiding philosophy is that development is an ongoing process of motivating and empowering community members to identify and analyze their needs while planning how best to utilize available resources for the enhancement of their lives. Over 90% of the beneficiaries that ANA works with are marginalized rural women, many of whom are living with HIV/AIDS, are widows, orphans and vulnerable children. ANA is already the biggest indigenous NGO in Bukedea District and plans to strengthen this position.
ANA has three core Programs: Household Agricultural Support, Community-Based Health Care, and Community Continuing Education. ANA currently cooperates with HORIZONT3000 on a technical assistance programme in the area of organizational development.
Safe Neighborhood Foundation (SNF), Budaka District, Uganda, ERI partner from 2013 to 2015
SNF is a community-based non-governmental organization located in Budaka District in Eastern Uganda, founded in 2000. Its vision is to see that individuals and communities in Budaka are self-reliant with the ability to manage resources for their well-being. It empowers communities to actively participate in development processes.
SNF operates in a relatively dry area with poor soils that are not favourable for agriculture. The majority of the people living in Budaka District are poor, relying mainly on subsistence agriculture for home consumption and a small surplus for sale. Crop yields of farmers are occasionally disrupted by natural disasters such as long dry seasons, hailstorms, floods and rocky soils. This results in destruction of infrastructure and agro-business enterprises which eventually leads into long term decline in food production and per capita income of households.
Through its integrated participatory approach, SNF works with small scale farmers in Budaka, of which majority have low education to promote better agricultural concepts; water, sanitation, environmental preservation, tree planting and entrepreneurship training, micro credit provision, functional adult literacy, primary health care prevention (please include others). The approach involves: Formation of community farmer groups, Technical trainings in agrarian skills and water systems for small-scale farmers, Entrepreneurial skills and microcredit administration for individual farmers: Training in small irrigation and water conservation: Entrepreneurship and loan fund for farmer groups in order to boost agro-business enterprises, Follow-ups of individual and group farmers
SNF currently cooperates with HORIZONT3000 on a technical assistance programme in the area of technical and administrative development.