Hope and transformation among the fishing community in Uganda!
A casual visit to Buvuma Islands gave birth to an idea that saw the formation of Ettendo Rural Initiatives and Response Outreaches (Eriro). Over the time we have engaged with the community to restore hope and encourage development among folks in many fishing villages.
Despite being endowed with a lot of natural resources the fishing communities in Uganda have for the longest time been left out in terms of service delivery due to their geographical location. Access to these areas especially the islands is a major challenge rendering them “Hard-to-Reach.”
In many of the places on the islands;
roads are impassable and/or almost nonexistent, health centers and school services if at all there are in sorry state. People in fishing communities are poor and marginalized.
To empower vulnerable communities through supporting people-centered health, social and economic activities for sustainable development.
Ugandan national development organization (Registration no: S5914/9660). The organization is registered to operate in any part of Uganda
Ettendo Rural Initiatives and Response Outreaches (Eriro) is operating in the fishing areas of Lake Wamala area (Mityana, Kassanda, Gomba districts) and Lake Victoria area/Islands (Buvuma district).
living on the shores of & on the islands of Lake Wamala and Lake Victoria with the focus on the most vulnerable
We have maintained direct support 150 needy children (OVC’s) by providing them with scholastic materials, offering bursaries.