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African Friends Service Communities
(AFSCO) 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 eastern Uganda.
Our goal is to promote community
empowerment through building local capacities to handle HIV/AIDS
prevention programmes, nutrition, support and care services; handle
self-help and income generating activities and education for the
We are a voluntary, not for profit
community based initiative operating in eastern Uganda. The majority of
people in eastern Uganda especial in Jinja District are either in
subsidiary farming or involved in micro and small-scale business
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
As development partners,
non-governmental organizations are proving to be more effective at grass
roots where government hands cannot satisfy/ reach.
African Friends Service Communities is
one of the few voluntary non-profit making organization partnering with
grass roots organizations/local leaders/faith based initiatives found 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 community.