Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD) is a registered indigenous / local Non Governmental Organization, established in 2001, registration No- S. 5914 / 5184) which is community based with its Headquarters in Nansana Town Council, Wakiso District Uganda.
In light of the growing incidence of HIV/AIDS and its adverse socioeconomic impact, the need for establishment of a proactive community led initiative to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of AIDS was fore seen and Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD) was initiated.
Our mission is Inspired by God’s love for humanity, KIFAD stands out to challenge and respond to causes and consequences of disease, poverty and ignorance with a commitment to mobilize communities to solve their own problems and live with dignity.
The main goal is to contribute to increased access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, home based care and support to Orphans Vulnerable Children (OVC) and PLWHA in Wakiso District.
We concentrate mainly on increasing care and support to people infected and affected by HIV / AIDS in order to mitigate the effects of the epidemic. Furthermore, we aim at strengthening the coping of Orphans Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) families to progressively become self reliant, building the internal capacity of KIFAD for effective and sustainable programme design and implementation and finally, improving access to food among families / households, infected and affected by HIV / AIDS, as far as our financial means allows us to.
KIFAD's specific Objectives are;
Increased care and support to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. S
strengthened capacity of PLWHA families to progressively become self reliant for economic sustainability of their families.
Improved access to food among families / households infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Strengthened capacity of KIFAD to improve service delivery.
The project mainly targets People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), especially those headed by females. (Females affected by HIV/AIDS tend to be more marginalized than males.) The project targets families affected and infected with HIV/AIDS and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Priority is given to HIV/AIDS infected persons on especially those on Ant Retroviral Therapy (ART) with no access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment, care and support services. In addition, the project engages in prevention activities by targeting youth in and out of school, especially those Most at high risk (MARPS) of HIV infection, such as bar, hotel, and saloon attendants.