Local fundraising example:
COVID-19: Improving the livelihoods of the Batwa people

Main characteristics

Fundraising method
Major donor fundraising


Net fin result (€)


Time investment

The Batwa People
Health camp for Batwa people
Food distribution
SuitabilitySlightly experienced
Funding needed forImproving the livelihoods of the Batwa people during the pandemic
Period of action
In-kind donations raised
Types of donations
Types of donors

Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation

For once, we leave the review to two eminent members of KADOLHA. Here is what they have to say:

“Change the Game Academy changed my thinking about fundraising. I knew that fundraising could only be done from rich countries but I now know that it can be done successfully locally”.
- Andrew Buhungiro

“I personally learned much on Mobilising Support locally and approached the District Health Officer, LC5 chairman and District Development Officers of Rubanda and Kabale ... the Districts gave us transportation and a VHT coordinator and other health officers for selected health camp days...we managed to get a formal letter endorsed by RDCs and DHOs allowing the KADOLHA team move freely during the Covid–19 restrictions to support the community “.
- Amos Tugumisirize


Short description of the organisation the funds were raised for
KADOLHA is short for: Kabale District Orphans & Vulnerable Children Living with HIV/AIDS. It is a community based organisation which is nonprofit making, nonpolitical and non-religious, based in Western Region with head offices located in Kabale town.
The organisation was established after a survey on the status of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the district in 2011 /2012. The survey was supervised by the community development officers of all sub-counties in the district and resulted in the compilation of an OVC list at that thime. The organisation was then set up to provide care and support to such children.

Short description of the project or programme the funds were raised for
The Batwa
• There is a large primeval forest in south Western Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, famous for the Silver Back Gorillas
• That was home to an indigenous group of people called the Batwa. The Batwa were forcibly evicted by the government in the 1990s
• The majority now live as squatters on neighbours’ land, working as virtually bonded labourers on small gardens
• In total, the Batwa are only about 6.200 people, traditionally hunters and to date still practice ancient traditions and customs.
What it means to be a Mutwa
• Limited access to healthcare services - out of 234 households 13 people can only visit a health facility in 6 months or a year
• Infant mortality rate is very high
• Severe poverty, no shelter to many, no land, no assured source of food, limited income as the majority survive on hand to mouth 
• They live as squatters on non Batwa land, beggars, having sex for alcohol and food. The HIV rate among the Batwa is - very high. 14 Batwa in 2019 to 47 people, including 6 children, living with HIV/AIDS (December 2020).

*Batwa is plural, Mutwa refers to one person

Summary of fundraising action
With the support of Rubanda District local government, vulnerable communities in Muko sub county, Ikamiro parish were mobilised by KADOLHA to meet at Rwamahano Batwa centre.
District health department provided vehicles with fuel for three days, free medicines came from Muko health centre IV.
15 people were screened and immunised for hepatitis B
120 children immunised with different doses
82 elderly people received treatment

KADOLHA staff also solicited food worth 2000kgs of maize flour and 600 bars of soap. These items were raised after pitching Lions Club International.


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