AFID-CBO

About us

AFID, the short for “ALL FOR INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT”, is a non-profit and community based organization located at Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district in Uganda. AFID prime motto is services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the refugee and surrounding communities. It was founded in 2017 for addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the refugee population and the host surrounding community. Whilst operating in different zones within the Rwamwanja refugee settlement and host communities side within Kamwenge district, AFID has been carrying a range of interventions in the areas of environment and sustainable agriculture, education, youth & women empowerment, Assistance and Psychosocial support to Persons with Special Need, etc. The type of activities undertaken by the organization range from advocacy, capacity building to service delivery, with special focus on the deprived and marginalized segments of the refugee community. Whereas in terms of operations, what characterizes AFID’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the locals when initiating activities at the grass root level; and (b) mobilize women for bringing peace, tolerance, and development in the refugee community (c) partner with other organization to strengthen the interventions.

Annual Operating Budget: 11,000 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 500

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

Cohere, Open Society Foundation UNHCR

Previous Funding Partners

Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Cohere

Our Network Affiliations

Rwamwanja CBO Alliance, RRS CBO Alliance Bora Together network Rwamwanja refugee led organizations network

Optional Support Partner

Support Partners can play an optional role bridging various gaps between RLOs and their supporters around the world.

Additional Information

Our Community and beneficiaries

With the main aim of addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the refugee population and the host surrounding community, AFID's primary beneficiaries are the deprived and marginalized segments such as persons with special needs, child mothers, elderly, single mothers, child headed families, illiterate women, children in conflicts with laws, SGBV survivors, of the refugee and host neighboring communities. Amidst challenges like limited funds, AFID-CBO, has managed to achieve the following, in its last three years of existence: Played a leading role in strengthening integration efforts of in-coming new refugees into Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, via conducting free basic English language speaking and writing lessons, for both children (135: 70 girls and 65 boys) and adults (60: 50 men and 20 women). Held over 20 community and farmer training and sensitization meetings and workshops, on sustainable home gardening and optimum utilization of land, distributed nutritious bean, maize, potato and vegetable seedlings and seeds and other supports to refugee farmers (115 farmers: 80 women, 35 men) in Base camp and Mahani Zone in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. Played a key role in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and medication, within Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. Over 10 workshops and trainings with 460 youths (250 girls and 210 boys) and 100 women have been conducted, on themes such as promotion of safe sex, abstinence and seeking for HIV/AIDS testing and medication. Played a leading role in raising environmental protection awareness via activities like promotion of afforestation in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. In Partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Lutheran World Federation (LWF), AFID has played a key role in promotion of afforestation in the refugee settlement. Between 2017 and 2020, AFID’s afforestation efforts led to establishment of 3 acres tree woodlots in Base Camp Zone in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, 11 acres and 2 acres, in Buguta; and planted more than 40,000 trees alongside the roads, etc.), and conducted surveys on the deforestation. Since, February 2020, AFID has been playing an active role in raising awareness within the Refugee Community in Rwamwanja about COVID-19 and its prevention. In this regard, AFID pioneered and spear-headed initiatives to train the ongoing manual production of face masks to three rural women and youth groups in Rwamwanja in Kyempango Zone, etc. 3000 had been produced and distributed to 1500 schoolchildren (900 boys and 600 girls).

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