FXB in action
Since 1990, FXB set up many Community Development Programs, FXBVillages, allowing 2,000 families to get out of poverty. In addition, over 200,000 people benefitted from FXB’s presence in their communities, through interventions related to education, HIV and other diseases prevention, as well as access to water.
In 2016, about 20,000 people have benefitted from FXB’s presence in their communities:
Community Development Programs, FXBVillages
In Iganga, FXB is leading 1,500 people living in extreme poverty towards economic and social independence, upgrading simultaneously different aspects of their lives. The Program is an integrated approach providing poor families with support in nutrition, health, education and housing to meet their immediate needs while building their income capacity to become economically self-sufficient.
In order to create lasting and comprehensive impacts, FXB organizes personal life skill development sessions for direct participants as well as for people in surrounding communities. Many topics are discussed, including family planning, environmental protection, hygiene, health, HIV /AIDS and other diseases prevention, violence, women and children’s rights, among others. FXB also promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality as key factors to fight poverty.
Economic Empowerment Program
In partnership with Sustainable Comprehensive Responses (SCORE) projects and UPHSP (Uganda Private Health Support Program), FXB offers vulnerable children and their families strategies of economical and social emancipation by teaching skills in community development, entrepreneurship, nutrition and child protection.
Access to Water and Sanitation Program
In 2016, FXB provided over one million liters of water to health centers, schools and vulnerable families.
Uganda currently faces major development challenges. These are likely to affect economic progress made over the past two decades.
According to UNAIDS, there are 360 new HIV infections per week among teenagers and young women aged 15-24. The very high fertility rate is also a challenge as it affects the growing number of unemployed youth. This young dependent population impacts all aspects of the socio-economic and political development of the country.
Moreover, as the government battles to meet its international obligations to accommodate the increasing number of refugees, the spreading of disease and economic distortions linked with migration are also challenges.