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Rwenzori Economic AndDelopment Unit(REDU)

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Women

Location

,Nyakabugha Village,Ibanda-Kyany ,Town Councilkasese, Wester Region 528Uganda Uganda

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To ensure positive utilization of the natural resources and reduce on external dependence and handouts in order to fight poverty, disease and ignorance among individual members and the community as a whole.

Description

Rwenzori Economic and Development Unit (REDU) is a community-based organization engaged in various development initiatives -like handcraft activities, childsponsorship programme, tourism, soil and water conservation, small scale agriculture and other income generating activities. The organization was founded in Jan. 2008 with a group of thirty concerned individuals who saw the need to engage the community in various development initiatives so as to cause a desired positive change in the lives of the people. The idea to start the organization was conceived by Mumbere Samson while a student who later mobilized his community members. The members realized that there is inadequacy and lack of maximum utilization of natural resources by the public especially the community in the Rwenzori Region. The area is faced with challenges of unemployment, low incomes and high HIV infections especially among the youths and the women. The bid to come up with this organization is notably due to the above mentioned challenges and appreciating that women are most affected both directly and indirectly.

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