Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: April 19, 2012, 9:29 PM
Nos Amis is a Community Based Organization that was set up in 2008 by a group of friends who had the same vision. The organization was set up as a result of the observation that rural communities in Luweero could greatly benefit from guidance and advice in co-operative community-based initiatives to help ordinary people to increase their income, and because there is a large number of people in the local area who are in need of assistance, financial or otherwise, who would benefit from the input of an organization designed to help them to help themselves. All of the programmes that Nos Amis initiate are designed with the aim of promoting long-term benefits for the individuals and groups involved.
Nos Amis has been legally registered as a Community Based Organization since 2008, with the registration number CD-46: 2009
There are a number of workers in the organization, with a mix of local employees, on site volunteers (both short- and long-term) and on-line volunteers. The employees are both members of religious communities and lay-people.
Nos Amis is a membership organization. The members are the staff and the board that sits periodically to assess progress of the organization. The various community groups Nos Amis works with are also members of Goodness and Mercy Missions. Goodness and Mercy Missions was formed in response to community demands and not because of any availability of International funding, although such funding has become central in the work that we do.
The project area of operation covers the 3 administrative districts of the central region of Uganda. These districts include Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke. Nos Amis offices are situated in a small township called Kasana, about 60 Kilometers along Kampala – Gulu road. 66% of the population is Christian out of which 36.4% are Roman Catholics, majority of whom are peasant farmers with holdings between two and ten (2-10)) acres of land. Most of these are in the age group between fifteen and thirty years (15-30 yrs) this age group comprises about 35%.