Known as BIVA, is a community-based organization (CBO) working in Mityana Town and Busimbi sub-county, Uganda. It was formed in 2000 by a group of community members concerned about the increasing levels of poverty in the area due to rapid population growth, the impact of HIV/AIDS, and loss of livelihoods by community members due to their eviction from forest reserves.
BIVA uses access to clean and general purpose water as an entry point to fight poverty. This is because it is a cross-cutting intervention to improving health, livelihoods, environmental health, and sanitation. Through this approach, we have transformed the lives of people by supporting communities to construct boreholes and valley dams in the Mityana and Mubende districts of Uganda for the past ten years.
Certificate awarded by the Busimbi Sub-County local government to Biva Foundation in recognition of our contributions to water and sanitation
‘To empower local communities & organisations in Uganda to tackle poverty, and its root causes, through sustainable access to water and environmental sanitation’.
“Uganda free from poverty and social injustices”
Our Partners & Supporters
BIVA is a long-term partner of with Transform Africa. Together we have implemented over five projects funded by international donors in the areas of clean water, hygiene, livelihoods, and environmental sanitation.
Apart from supporting us to raise funds for our work through Transform Africa, GlobalGiving has significantly contributed to the enhancement of our fundraising, needs assessment and community mobilisation. In 2017, they conducted an independent audit of BIVA. As part of the process, they interviewed Board members, staff and local community members. The evaluation report has been a resource for us to improve our effectiveness in managing resources and delivering change.