Background

backgroundEstablished in Uganda in 1990 and currently registered as a local Ugandan NGO, Reg No 8179 FXB Uganda has over 26 years of experience working with children in vulnerable households in six districts (Kampala, Wakiso, Nakaseke, Luweero, Iganga and Kyenjojo) of Central, Eastern and Western Uganda. Over the 26 years in Uganda, FXB Uganda has implemented a response approach, code named the “FXB-Village”. The FXB-Village is a community- based, holistic model of care and support that aims to improve the long-term well being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) by reinforcing the capacities of families to meet their own needs, as well as the needs of OVC in their care. Each, FXB-Village project supports for 3 years 80-100 households affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, comprising children, caregivers, and adult dependents. Recognized as a best practice by UNICEF and UNAIDS, the FXB-Village has been implemented in over 26 communities across 6 districts in Uganda. These projects have directly served more than 15,000 enrolled households comprising at least 100,000 children and adults. More than 500,000 indirect beneficiaries in targeted communities have benefited from prevention, child protection, economic strengthening, water and sanitation, food security and nutrition, as well as integrating addressing violence against women at both family and community level

Technical Capacities

FXB- Village provides a range of integrated services to help children and caregivers achieve long term resiliency, including: economic strengthening, food security and nutrition, child protection and family strengthening.  Additionally, the village program responds to HIV prevention, ending domestic violence, gender equality, and treatment and care needs of the community.  In Uganda, FXB has technical expertise in:

  • Livelihood development in rural and urban settings
  • Fostering group enterprises and agricultural cooperatives- through the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) approach.
  • Nutritional evaluation and training
  • HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health education
  • Community health worker, peer counselor, and caregiver training
  • Gender equality and ending violence against women and girls
  • Capacity-building for community-based organizations and groups
  • Serving vulnerable populations, including PLHIV, refugees and IDPs, at-risk young people, and orphans and vulnerable children
  • M & E and data analysis for integrated, household-based programs, including annual surveys of child and caregiver well-being.