We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.
We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To have a say in the decisions that shape their lives.
We’re not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn’t work. Instead, we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.
We listen to what people really want and need. We help communities take action together to hold their governments to account, and we give local organisations our support where they need it. Together, we’re making a lasting difference.
ActionAid International Uganda (AAIU) has been working in Uganda since 1982 when we started our first programmes in Mityana Sub-County, Mubende District.
Since then we have expanded our operations throughout the country as part of our long-term commitment to work with the socially and economically disadvantaged.
We have field offices in Amuru, Busiiki, Kalangala, Katakwi, Kumi, Masindi, Nebbi, Mubende, Kapchorwa and Pallisa. We also support urban development initiatives in Kawempe Division of Kampala City and run peace-building initiatives in Karamoja.
In 2010 we reached over 393,927 families representing 26% of Uganda’s poorest population. We supported over 71 community based organisations, non government organisations, civil society networks and alliances working on a number of poverty eradication and rights initiatives in over 47 districts in the country.