“It is timely to note that despite our humble beginning 17 years ago, we have reached a level where we can comfortably say that our presence and impact in the district can be felt by everyone in the communities we serve. Today, we have expanded and employed so many people & implemented many projects from when we started in 2001. “

Our growth and expansion, however, could not have been possible if it had not been for the enabling political climate and good leadership that created structures within which we operate. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to all our esteemed donors/ sponsors/ directors/ development partners especially, the Ntungamo District Administration and staff for the enabling atmosphere as well as structures within which we engage.

It is also worth noting that we have touched lives of so many people and improved living conditions of our communities through various projects. This would not have been possible without cooperation and support of the same communities we are working with/for. It is our prayer that this interpersonal relationship gets much better and stronger than before.

Projects / Programs

ARISE is currently implementing the following projects / programs

Towards an HIV Free Generation in Uganda (TAFU - III)

TAFU III – is a community based Programme that aims at addressing the barriers to access of care and treatment for children living with HIV (CLHIV) and to create and strengthen linkages between community structures and health facilities in Ntungamo District.

The Inclusive Dairy Enterprise (TIDE) SNV - TIDE

The project is a five year programme funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and implemented by SNV.

In October 2015, SNV Uganda signed a partnership agreement with the Netherlands Embassy Uganda to implement a dairy project in South Western Uganda. The goal of the five year project – The Inclusive Dairy Enterprise is to improve dairy farm incomes for 20,000 farmers in the districts of Bushenyi, Isingiro, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Ntungamo and Sheema


Uwezo means ‘capability’ in Kiswahili. Uwezo is a five year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, by using an innovative approach to social change that is citizen driven and accountable to the public.

Our Goal
Measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Comprehensive Home-Based Care For continued access to HIV Services


The activity was carried out in the Southwest region of Uganda in Ntungamo District in sub-counties of Rubare, Ntungamo & Nyakyera. The project was funded by Aidsfonds.


The USAID-funded Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) improves learning outcomes and school retention and reduces school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) by improving instruction, building a positive school climate, and strengthening students’ social and emotional learning. LARA is being implemented in 38 targeted districts, reaching more than 3,500 schools, 40,000 teachers, and 1.3 million students.

Through its activities, LARA builds local institutional capacity, supports..

finished Projects

The following are one of the finished projects ARISE has implemented

COPE – Community Based Orphan Care Protection and Empowerment

Time Frame: 2005 – 2010

Long-Term Goal of Project:

To reduce the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) targeted by the project.

Other Projects Include:


ARISE is pleased to have worked with the following partners including USAID/RTI, SNV, TASO, AIDSFONDS, TWAWEZA, AFRICARE, UGAFODE, and Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) among many others