Communities empowered to promote attitudes of dignity, harmony, and respect for their culture while engaged in holistic development.
To facilitate opportunities for communities to advocate for change by providing art education, vocational training and outreach support programs in Community-based Health Care, Household Agricultural support and Continuing Education.
Development is an ongoing process of motivating and empowering the people to identify and analyse their needs while planning best how to utilize available resources for the enhancement of their lives.
Our approach involves decision making with active participation and dialogue geared towards sustainability and self-reliance.
Our core values:-
Moses Aisia knows that his people in Bukedea District in North Eastern Uganda are poor, he had lived most of his life there. As a result of a little travelling and reading, Moses Aisia decided that after school he wanted to spend his time working among the women of Bukedea. Through networking, Moses Aisia eventually met Ms. Sandra Barry from Switzerland, who welcomed the idea of ANA and decided to support it. Moses Aisia returned to Bukedea and asked Ms. Joyce Mary Imalingat, if she wanted to do something for the people in their community. Ms. Imalingat accepted, and took on the task of co-founding the organization.
In January of 2003 Apoolo Na Angor (ANA), or Development of Women, was founded by Moses Aisia and Joyce Mary Imalingat and serves over 1,300 people in Bukedea District, Eastern Uganda at the moment. Apoolo Na Angor was initiated as a self help group and later went on to become a registered community based organization (CBO). Presently ANA is registered as a national NGO Number S5914/7758.
As a grassroots organization, ANA aims to promote attitudes of dignity and harmony while engaging communities in holistic development. Apoolo Na Angor seeks to provide household agricultural support, community-based healthcare, and continuing education to vulnerable people by working through and with village groups in order to facilitate their roles as change agents and leaders of the Teso region.
The guiding philosophy for ANA is that development is an ongoing process of motivating and empowering community members to identify and analyze their needs while planning how best to utilize available resources for the enhancement of their lives. Their approach involves decision making with active participation and dialogue geared towards sustainability and self-reliance. Over 90% of the beneficiaries that Apoolo Na Angor works with are marginalized rural women. Some of them are widows with vulnerable children, and many of them are struggling with HIV/AIDS. So ANA’s work focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, training in home care and personal hygiene, capacity-building through education and trainings at the community level, food security and economic security.