About Us

Community Initiative For Integrated Rural Development (CIIRD) is a registered not for profit community-based organization in, Uganda. Founded in 2011 and registered in with Lwengo District Community development Department under NGO/CBO 2010 and local Government act 1997.

Our Vision

We envisions Communities with empowered families living in a productive and peaceful environment.

Our mission

“To give families life opportunities to live free from poverty and disease”

We work with people living in marginalised communities whose livelihoods are threatened by the socio-economic issues and impacts of climate change by equipping them with knowledge, skills and tools to tackle poverty and disease using local resources to live better lives.

Our programs empower and build capacity of people living in rural areas to take full control of their lives to realise economic independence, food security, access to safe water and social well-being.

Our projects are  gender inclusive, participatory and community driven as local people are involved in every step and decision making of development projects in their communities.

Rural population in Uganda is reported at 83.56 %  with over 34 Million Ugandans living in rural areas where service provision, access to jobs and safe water are inadequate. (World Bank).

CIIRD is contributing to transforming the lives of these people living in rural areas by giving them hope, the right knowledge, skills and tools through our tailored initiatives of Empowering women, Greening villages and providing Safe water solutions.

Our goals

With the help of local and international supporters and volunteers, we;

  1. Address poverty through microenterprises and life skills development among women, youth and men in villages we work with.
  2. Make villages more resilient and able to address environmental challenges in their communities using agro-ecologically efficient practices.
  3. Reduce food insecurity and chronic malnutrition among farmer families.
  4. Ensure improved access to clean and safe water for families to end water related illnesses especially diarrhea.