FXB has implemented numerous FXBVillages directly supporting more than 17,000 children and adults since 1990. More than 50,000 people have benefited from FXB’s presence in their community through interventions in education, awareness and prevention of HIV and other illnesses and access to water.
Uganda currently faces three major development challenges that are likely to affect the economic gains made in the country over the past two decades:
- The high fertility rate and an increasing population is a significant challenge, with the number of the unemployed young people increasing rapidly. The dependency burden associated with a young population continues to affect all aspects of social-economic and political development.
- The increasing HIV/AIDS infection rates are providing new development challenges. With dwindling resources, the government is faced with a challenge of researching alternative strategies to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS among some segments of the population.
- The influx of refugees around the Great Lakes region following the growing civil strife in Somalia, Congo and South Sudan poses a threat to the current population. The spreading of disease and economic distortions are challenges, as the government battles to meet its international obligations to accommodate the increasing number of refugees.
Our areas of focus
Since 1990, FXB has been working with children in vulnerable households in five districts of Central and Western Uganda: Kampala, Kyenjojo, Luweero, Wakiso and Nakaseke.
FXB currently leads two FXBVillage programs in Maganjo Parish and in Iganga. FXB also runs an economic-strengthening project for orphans and vulnerable children caregivers called SCORE, which services 461 families in Ssisa Parish, Wakiso District, and Kawempe Division, Kampala District, as well as a project in collaboration with StrongMind that aims to grant access to mental health services for about 300 people.
Our future plans
- Bring 160 families above the poverty line by the end of the two FXBVillage Programs.
- Establish more than 30 Village Loan and Saving Associations in the Wakiso and Kampala Districts with fully functioning registered bank accounts.
- Enable more than 70 out-of-school adolescent youth, mostly girls, to acquire entrepreneurial skills and start-up microbusinesses to reduce their vulnerability.
- Treat more than 1,000 people suffering from depression linked to poverty, violence and the horrors of war, HIV/AIDS and other illnesses to improve their quality of life.
- Find new partners to replicate the FXBVillage poverty eradication program to support and empower other vulnerable families in Uganda.