Community Shelters Uganda (CSU)
Kiisa Barnabas (Executive Director)
P.O. Box 33081, Kampala,Plot 65, Semawata Road, Ntinda, Kampala
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Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Kamuli, Kaliro, Kampala, Mayuge, Budaka
Major Sectors of Work
- Community Based Organisation
- Disaster Response / Preparedness
- Elderly People
- Water and Sanitation
Number of Paid Staff
5-10 paid staff
Approximate Yearly Turnover
Between Ush 50 million and Ush 100 million
Main source of income
Second source of income
Income from services
Third source of income
Ugandan private sources
Community Shelters Uganda (CSU) is a Ugandan non-political, non - governmental and non - profit making organization seeking to reach out to the dire homeless needy families. We target HIV/AIDS affected people and infected pregnant mothers and children, elderly persons with children under their care, persons with disability, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees, war, floods and mudslides affected families. CSU provides them with free simple decent houses, Ventilated Improved Pit-Latrines (VIPs), protection of spring wells and provision of water tanks for harvesting clean water.
Our major aim is to contribute sustainably to the standards of living of the underprivileged communities in Uganda by providing free decent simple permanent shelters, ventilated improved pit latrines (VIPs), bathrooms, protection of spring wells to provide alternative clean / safe water and provision of water tanks for harvesting clean water in different parts of Uganda.
Our aim is address the housing gap among needy groups. Some of the other areas of engagement include;
• Reduce rampant cases of malaria which have lead to high infant mortality rates, jigger’s prevalence in the rural communities by putting a lasting solution to the root cause of the problem.
• Reduce on the ever increasing numbers of street children, child sacrifice and child labour as decent shelters will encourage these children to stay with their parents back at home other than sending them to stay with relatives and friends whom they presume to be doing well.
• Improve on community hygiene. Since the project intends to provide water tanks which that lead to accessibility to clean water thus reducing on the prevalence of diseases such as bilharzias, dysentery and at the same time provide improved pit latrines (VIP), bathrooms. This will lead to good hygiene and as well put a lasting solution to the rampant cases of cholera and diarrhoea which are common in our communities.
• Minimize on the high rate of tree cutting (deforestation) for the construction of semi permanent structures (on average 50 – 100 are cut to construct one unit semi permanent structure) and this has resulted into serious environmental changes causing droughts and other unfavourable weather patterns which are most likely to result into serious cases of global warming.
• Encourage resettlements for war, refugees, floods and mudslides affected communities in the different parts of the country.
• Encourage stability in homes thereby encouraging communities to engage in farming activities and other forms of agriculture that will lead to increase in food security, eradicate poverty and minimized cases of famine among our communities.
• Encourage tree planting among the communities by sensitizing them about the dangers of deforestation (tree cutting).
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