Ngoma Aid Foundation (NAF) is a non-political, not-for-profit, development focused, and community based organization. It was established in 2008 and is registered with Ntungamo District Local Government in Uganda. The central focus of Ngoma Aid Foundation is rural community development.
Ngoma Aid Foundation exists to help various community interest groups achieve their desired outcomes. With the Ngoma Aid Foundationís help, the fate of the poor and disadvantaged in our community will be significantly improved.
The beneficiaries of Ngoma Aid Foundation programs are women, youth, young girls, elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and the community in general.
A word from the Executive Director
A.M. Niwagaba was born in 1974. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences and a MA International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from Makerere University. He has experience in rural community development work and dealing with marginalized groups of people.
I have a dream: I have always had a dream to make the best out of my God given life. Growing up from a humble family background in rural Uganda was a great challenge but an interesting one. I am glad I have come this far and for every obstacle I met in my earlier years, I hope I find a solution for the generation after me. I have a passion to help, make things work, find a solution where there seems to be none, offer a ray of HOPE when all is almost lost. Most important, I would like to help make rural communities in Uganda a better place for children to grow up, live and enjoy what life has to offer. Fighting poverty is key in achieving this goal.
Poverty in Uganda is a major problem that is manifested by low levels of household productivity, poor income, food insecurity and reproductive wastage. This subsequently leads to poor health, low levels of education, poor housing and decreased life expectancy. The situation is worse in some villages.
Over 85% of Ugandaís population lives in rural areas where agriculture is the major contributor to their livelihoods. The current changes in weather patterns as a result of global warming, and given that we depend on Mother Nature to water our plants, has negatively affected agricultural productivity and continued to make life a lot harder for people in rural areas. Subsistence agriculture is the major livelihood of the people in Ngoma Sub County.