CARA is a Registered Non-governmental, nonpolitical and not for profit organization established in 1995 by a group of people affected and concerned about HIV and AIDS, Human Rights Violations, Poverty, Food security and nutrition. CARA was also established to promote access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation at community and household level, promote family planning and sexual reproductive health and building the capacity of both CARA and communities to handle challenges affecting them. The organization is currently operating in the regions of Central, East, and Western Uganda.
CARA’s mission is to empower Ugandans to effectively respond to the challenges that come with social injustice, diseases and poverty
Vision Empowered Ugandans living in a just society free from diseases, ignorance and poverty.
CARA’s Objectives include;
- To advocate for the promotion and protection of rights and dignity of vulnerable groups in Uganda
- To contribute to the national targets of reduction of HIV in Uganda.
- To equip the youth with sustainable livelihoods and life skills
- To contribute to the health living of Ugandans in water and sanitation access services and sexual and reproductive health in Uganda
- To transform CARA into a learning organisation that continuously deliver services efficiently and effectively to her targeted beneficiaries.
Through her programs CARA target;
- People living with HIV and AIDS (PHAs)
- People with disabilities
- The most -at -risk populations
CARA’s areas of focus include;
- HIV prevention care and support
- Promotion of human rights
- Poverty reduction
- Promotion of reproductive health and family planning
- Promotion of food security
- Promotion of hygiene and sanitation and protection of water sources
- Community and institutional capacity building to deliver quality services and
- Development of partnerships, collaboration and networking and creation of linkages for strengthened referral systems.
CARA’s method of work
- Community mobilization and sensitization
- Use of existing community structures
- Meaningful involvement and participation of beneficiaries at all levels.
- Information sharing sessions and feedback meetings
- Community dialogue meetings
- Community Seminars
- Interactive sessions
- Partnership, collaboration and networking for creation of linkages among others
- Skills development through trainings
- Training and mentorship