About Us

Eriro Foundation is a Ugandan based non-government organization registered in 2010. The organization is has its main offices in Mityana District. Currently operating in 3 districts of Mubende, Buvuma and Mityana, Eriro Foundation is expanding and scaling up its activities to other needy communities in Uganda. Eriro Foundation was founded by a group resource persons led by Samuel Kyambade a community advocate who has been engaged in public health and humanitarian for over 20 years.

The organization was founded to respond to the scourge of HIV/AIDS and its impact in fishing communities in the areas of Mityana, Buvuma and Mubende. While HIV/AIDS became a national problem felt by each bend and corner of the country, fishing communities bore the highest burden due to the mobile nature of the populations that stayed in these communities, the poor service deliver in these areas, risky sexual behavior among residents in fishing communities and the hard to reach nature of most of the fishing communities.

While the founders use a Christian approach and are guided by Christian values in the programming of the organization’s activities, the activities are inclusive and reach out to all populations regardless of their age, sex, ethnic group, faith or other identity or difference.

The initial focus of the organization was on supporting HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, but overtime, the organization evolved to provide a comprehensive range of services to address both the causes and drivers of HIV to mitigating the impact.

The organization also recognized the need to respond to other issues faced by the populations affected by HIV/AIDS, some of which may be driving the infections and incidence. Eriro Foundation is therefore involved in Livelihood security aimed at improving livelihoods of vulnerable persons including women, elderly, youth and vulnerable households.