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To enhance equality and equity in access to basic services for poor rural communities in the developing countries
To educate children, empower families and enable communities develop and strengthen their skills to mitigate social and economic challenges to promote improved and sustainable livelihoods
LSFI strives to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to participate in the process of development to achieve this we integrate the principles of equality and equity in all our projects to ensure equal participation and access to project benefits by individuals and communities. Also important in our work is ensuring the most efficient use of resources and as such we strive to achieve more with less while ensuring accountability to project beneficiaries, donors and partners.
History and Background
Life Skills and Family Initiatives (LSFI) is an independent nonprofit organization working in Uganda since 2006 to mobilize communities and build their skills and capacities to cope with development challenges. Our work takes us into the heart of the communities, where we help the most vulnerable people especially women, children and families in general to acquire equal access to basic services such as education, primary health, water and sanitation to live dignified lifestyles and attain sustainability. We work with the government, international organizations, non-profits, faith based organizations, and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.
LSFI founder, Mr. Peter L. Muwangizi works as a Nurse in MA USA and has been trained both as a Nurse and teacher. Born in Uganda in the 70s, Peter had a firsthand experience with civil war, disease and poverty and it is these experiences, coupled with a desire to carry on his mother’s passion for caring for the helpless and needy and his father’s love for teaching and imparting knowledge that stirred his inspiration and motivation to help the most poor people living in the most rural and most poor communities in Uganda especially orphans and other vulnerable children.
Over the years, LISFI has worked in partnership with various local and international organizations to develop and support partnerships with rural communities in Uganda and US based institutions such as churches and charitable entities to provide resources needed to enhance access to basic services for rural communities.
As a result, LISFI has contributed to enhancing access to primary education, malaria prevention and treatment, orphan care, water and sanitation as well and HIV/AIDS prevention and management in Uganda's rural communities.
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