FRIENDS OF RUWENZORI'S 2012 GREEN AND YELLOW FESTIVAL RAISED $28,000 FOR KIDA!
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We are the funding partners of KIDA (Kitojo Integrated Development Association), a Ugandan-run non-governmental organization. KIDA fights HIV/AIDS and poverty in the rural communities of the Ruteete Subcounty of the Kabarole District in Western Uganda. We fully support KIDA's mission, which is to "enable vulnerable individuals and communities to take care of their own lives."
In addition to financially supporting KIDA’s annual operating budget, we occasionally send short-term mission teams to participate in KIDA's effective programs. Our inspiration comes from the people in Uganda who are bravely fighting the AIDS epidemic with very limited financial resources but with deep faith in God as their helper, hope for the future and genuine love for one another in this poor rural community. Their perseverance and resourcefulness truly demonstrate the tenacity of the human spirit. We greatly admire KIDA’s director, Rev. Ezra Musobozi and his wife Marjorie, who together provide the vision and effectively mobilize people into compassionate service.
We named our organization after the beautiful mountain range that towers over this area: the Ruwenzori mountains. “Ruwenzori” is a distortion of a Ritooro word that means “rainmaker”. The mountains are so named because the tallest peaks are almost perpetually covered with clouds. The faithful people who live and farm the land here believe that the rain brings the blessings of God.
“He covers the heavens with clouds, he prepares rain for the earth, he makes grass grow upon the hills.” Psalm 147:8
“May the mountains yield prosperity for the people.” Psalm 72:3
* Our founders fund all administrative expenses, so you can be sure that every penny you donate goes directly to the people of Uganda. To schedule an educational slide presentation or to ask about the next mission team, contact our founder Karen Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org.