The Mission Statement is: To contribute towards raising the living standards of the rural communities by extending health care services near to the people.
The Vision is:
To have every house hold having health amenities, acceptable health records and reduced morbidity and mortality rates in the community.
Mr. Kiima T. Charles
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- Rural poverty: Worldwide, poverty has a rural face. According to UMU-LGHR211: pg7, Sustainable Rural Development, three quarters of the world’s poor are found in poor regions, such as western region of Uganda, ( Rwenzori Region) often in extreme poverty and without adequate means to achieve food security for themselves or their families. Most families eat once a day Income generation opportunities are limited, and most people in rural areas earn a living from farming.
- Rural areas lack adequate, affordable and reliable infrastructure services (Transportation, water supply and sanitation, and electricity.) women and children are the most affected.
- Women cook with inefficient stoves in kitchens filled with smoke that damages their lungs and eyes. (They do this with their young babies at the back!!).
- Families mainly raise crops and animals for subsistence because they have little access to markets, inputs and vital information, the local roads are often impassable.
- Villages lack electricity, this affects children doing their school home work and discourages expansion of nonfarm businesses that could provide alternative sources of income.
- According to UMU-LGHR211: pg8, HIV/AIDS has killed over 20 million Africans, and orphaned over 10 million children. HIV/AIDS undermines agriculture systems and affects the food security of rural families.
- Rural poor score more poorly on all indicators of human development than people living in urban areas.
- It came clearly that poverty among men and women in this area is caused by the problem of producing many children without the capacity to provide for them quality education and provision for food. It was noted that in most families here, they are many people to feed daily while those involved in productive resources are always few.
- Most people are poor because they get diverted and misuse their own earnings. Money that should be used to take children to school is misused in luxuries.
- Men were worried about giving freedom to women without control. It was further noted that it is wrong for women to join development organizations when their husbands are not informed.
- Most women and men are poor because they lack meaningful support in production. For example they grow crops in areas that are not accessible. Most families do not have land where they can grow profitable crops. As a result, they have limited avenues of raising family income.
- Other people that tend to be progressing, lack farming implements like hoes.