Kitojo Integrated Development Action formerly Kitojo Integrated Development Association, in short KIDA, was founded in 1999 by the Rev Canon. Ezra and Mrs.Marjorie Musobozi in response to the plight of the rural communities which was characterized by poverty, high disease burden especially HIV/AIDS, lack of easy access to health services, increasing number of school drop-out youths, vulnerable children and orphans. It started from a small half-finished mud and wattle kitchen of the said couple. Later it acquired its own home beginning with a make shift structure of banana stems, banana leaves and a tarpaulin that is located on Plot 50, along Rwaihamba Mituli Road.
Our Key Focus Areas
Health Delivery Services
From just offering community education and counselling about HIV/AIDS at its clinic, KIDA progressed and opened KIDA hospital on 11th August 2011. The hospital provides not just general health care services but it being the only health facility in the District,, KIDA plays a significant role in changing lives of the community
To promote development through self-help initiatives, KIDA founded a Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) in 2007 which is now known as Kitojo Care SACCO. The organization provides for saving and loan acquisition among the …
Education Support Services
KIDA recognizes the plight of children affected by HIV/AIDS and other social economic hazards which prevent them from growing into healthy, secure and useful members of society. It therefore gives an opportunity to the most vulnerable children/youths to go school by providing School fees, scholastic materials and any other necessities.
Music Dance and Drama
KIDA has since 1999 used Music and Dance and Drama to penetrate and influence the community in various aspects of development such health, human rights, economic development etc. The group composed of young and adult members of the community, goes to markets, trading centers, places of worship etc..
As a way of empowering the jobless young and adults to become job creators rather than jobseekers, KIDA offers Vocational Skills training at subsidized arrangements. Beneficiaries include School leavers/dropouts and other people who want to broaden their skills. Courses offered at the moment include; Brick laying and concrete practice, Carpentry and Joinery, Tailoring and weaving and Hair dressing.
Community Based Insurance
In an effort to increase access to and affordability of quality healthcare at the hospital, KIDA Community based Health Insurance Plan (KICHIP) was initiated. Like all CBHI programs elsewhere, the Plan reduces out of pocket spending for health care among the poor population and increases opportunities to access health services and affordable cost.
Donate & Support
We count on donations and the support from Partners, Well-wishers and Stakeholders like you to help us send and keep girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to access and complete school