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Busoga Volunteers for Community Development is a voluntary, not for profit, Community Based Organization that was formed by persons with a vision to support, unite and promote community development in vulnerable communities in Jinja and the neighboring districts. Our goal is to promote community empowerment through building local capacities to handle HIV/AIDS prevention programs, Volunteer placements for both local and international volunteers, Internships and research for all students both local and international, support and care services; handle self-help and income generating activities and education for the marginalized children.
We are a voluntary, not for profit community based initiative operating in Jinja and the neighboring districts. The organization has so far mobilized over 130 members within the districts of jinja and Iganga. The majorities of these are either in subsidiary farming or involved in micro and small-scale business activities.
To a great extent many are dealing in survival activities characteristics of informal sector operations. They include small holder farming, cattle keeping, market vendors, housemaids, brick making, tailoring, and handcrafts to mention but a few.
As development partners, non-governmental organizations are proving to be more effective at grass roots where government hands cannot satisfy/ reach BUVOCOD is one of the few voluntary not for profit making organization partnering with grass roots organizations/local leaders based in the Eastern Uganda offering educational, medical and nutritional services to the rural communities as well as helping them to facilitate their social, spiritual, Educational and economical well being.
We derive our support from the valuable services of volunteers, friends, sympathizers, well-wishers, Christian and non-Christian resources as well as our dear partner’s in-country and abroad who offer financial, moral, educational and material support to facilitate our activities.
The founders of the initiative are much concerned about the increasing poverty levels, high prevalence rate of HIV/Aids, increasing number of orphans without any assistance, high unemployment, lack of respect of human rights and high illiteracy levels within the communities in Eastern Uganda