Mission start 1990
Impacted population 300,000

Access to drinking water 


Uganda has a population of 46 million people, more than a third of whom live below the poverty line. It ranks 166 out of 191 on the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index.  Children are the first victims of the abject poverty, as their families are unable to ensure their health and well-being, especially in remote areas of the country.

The impurity of the water that households use leads to acute diarrheal diseases, which are often fatal. Every year, 1.5 million children die from diarrhea worldwide.

FXB in action

Whether through economic and community development FXBVillage or access to drinking water projects, every year since more than 30 years, FXB has provided essential assistance to thousands of families in Uganda.



Our ongoing programs

Engaged in a long-term partnership with the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund program of the P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, FXB works to provide hundreds of thousands of liters of safe drinking water to health centers, schools and vulnerable families in the Wakiso district.

FXB also conducts awareness-raising activities with the overall goal of changing the water, sanitation, and hygiene behaviors and practices of communities, teachers, and school principals as well as local authorities. It also aims to adapt sanitary standards in schools.

Since 2022, this water access project has been reinforced by a new component focusing on the rehabilitation and construction of drinking water sources for communities.

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"We will not be able to defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague developing countries until we win the battle for clean water, sanitation and basic health care". Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

Mission impact

37 economic and community development FXBVillage projects have lifted 25,000 adults and children out of extreme poverty and 265,000 community members have been impacted by our water access projects.

In the early 1990s, FXB’ founder, Albina du Boisrouvray, sought to expand its activities in Africa, specifically in Uganda, which had cohorts of orphans from AIDS, war, and other causes, by launching a first holistic aid project in 1991 in favor of the biological or extended families that were taking in these orphans.

Thus, FXB pioneered the development and implementation of a Graduation Approach to increase the income and resilience of the poorest: the FXBVillage model.

  • In 2014, an external evaluation conducted by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative in Uganda found that former beneficiaries of FXBVillage programs are multidimensionally less poor than their peers, even three years after the programme ended. The dimensions in which FXB former beneficiaries are better off are housing and land ownership, savings, access to child vaccination, food diversity and improved water sources.
  • In 2015, using baseline and end-of-project data from the FXBVillage programs monitoring and evaluation system, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University compared the status of beneficiary households before and after programmes implementation. The study includes data from 20 Economic and Community Development FXBVillage programmes operating between 2009 and 2012 in Rwanda and Uganda, representing more than 1,500 families. The evaluation results conclude that FXBVillage programmes have led to significant improvements in economic security, health and nutritional status, water and sanitation, psychosocial well-being and school participation.

Read this study.