Despite almost halving the national poverty rate in the last 20 years, poverty remains high in Uganda’s rural areas where 87% of the population live. Here, basic services are limited and the majority of people depend on subsistence agriculture to make a living.

Meet the local organisations we work with

We are working with local organisations to find innovative tools to improve the lives of vulnerable communities, as well as helping smallholder farmers maximise their land. Together we are doing all we can for communities living in some of the most remote and hard to reach districts of rural Uganda.

Perezi leans on his bicycle

First African Bicycle Information Organisation (FABIO)

The First African Bicycle Information Organization (FABIO) is a Ugandan organisation which started its operation in 1994 as a bicycle workshop, and has steadily evolved in a fully-fledged charity that advocates for and champions the development of inclusive non-motorised transport in Uganda. FABIO seeks to use the bicycle as a means to change lives by empowering people living in poor households.

FABIO uses the bicycle to positively impact on the health of people within communities, especially as it can ease transportation for health care workers to sensitise the community on various health issues and also increase access for communities to health care centres. FABIO also promotes the use of the bicycle to encourage vulnerable children, especially the girl child, to attend school. Ordinarily, many of these children have to travel long distances (5km or more) to school, which in itself is associated with various other challenges, some of which force these children to drop out of school. The bicycle has been seen to help to improve student retention rates of both boys and girls.

All We Can has been working with FABIO since 2018.

Young women receiving training in tailoring in COFCAWE's workshop

Concern For Children and Women Empowerment (COFCAWE)

COFCAWE exists to empower children, women and their families in health, social and livelihood skills. COFCAWE works to educate rural communities on issues such as sexual and reproductive health, and gender relations. They also work with teenage mothers, helping them acquire vital livelihood skills including tailoring and hairdressing so that they can start small businesses to provide for themselves and their children.

All We Can has been working with COFCAWE since 2018.

Sustainable Multi-Sectoral Action for Development (SMAD)

Sustainable Multi Sectoral Action for Development (SMAD) is a community development organisation in Uganda, that started its operations in 2009. SMAD empowers poor and vulnerable communities (especially smallholder farmers, women and children) to improve their health, income and food security, by building their capacity and carrying out integrated community-based interventions.

More specifically, SMAD seeks to enable farmers to prevent high post-harvest food losses, which lead to food insecurity. It does this by building the knowledge and skills of smallholder farmers in utilising appropriate post-harvest technologies and other initiatives to reduce food loss. It also enables these farmers to form self-help credit groups that would promote a saving culture and improve access to financial services, so as to allow improved production, proper harvesting and storage of their agricultural produce. SMAD also builds the capacity of farmers to develop strategies for adapting to the effects of unpredictable weather patterns and climate change, which increases vulnerability of communities. SMAD also works to reduce high infant and maternal mortality rates, which are associated with poor water, nutrition and hygiene practices.

All We Can has been working with SMAD since 2018.