The development office of Hoima diocese has for the last 30 years been deeply involved in working with rural communities in the area to establish and contribute to meeting their needs. Caritas Hoima also aims at improving the social-economic status of the marginalized focusing on areas of improved farming practices, nutrition, gender and women relations, credit and saving, HIV prevention, advocacy and good governance (civic education)
The diocese has been following the development within the government as a major development stakeholder in the region. It is key to note that some of the needs identified by the government may be similar to what Caritas has targeted especially under the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP).
The same needs and priorities have been and are clearly highlighted in the strategic plan of HOCADEO.
The project is in its second phase of implementation and 3600 people are targeted to be tested by the end of December 2013. Since the discovery of Oil in the Albertine region there has been so many activities of construction of roads.
Hoima Caritas Development Organization (HOCADEO) is implementing a project in partnership with Harvest Plus on developing and delivering biofortified crops in Uganda. The Project is funded by USAID.
Hoima Sustainable Agriculture Programme of Hoima diocese has been funded by Misereor since 1995. To-date, five 3-year phases of this programme have been implemented in 7 ecclesiastical parishes of the diocese, reaching over 3000 smallholder farmers.The project is implemented in two Districts (Hoima and Kibaale) in Hoima Diocese.
The population in the project area is faced with three types of problems mainly: low incomes, low hygiene and nutrition status and alarming levels of social injustice. These phenomena have contributed to an evidently low quality of life for the majority of families.The low levels of nutrition, hygiene and sanitation are characterized by lack of basic sanitary facilities, high prevalence of preventable diseases, inadequate access to safe water, limited knowledge on HIV/AIDS and inadequate health services in the area.
The project is on scaling up comprehensive evidence based HIV prevention through community engagement. The project is funded by Civil Society Fund (CSF) and it is being implemented in Kabwoya and Kyangwali sub-counties of Hoima District. The implementation process started in October 2013. The project timeframe is 3 years. The project target categories of people are; Fisher folks, Commercial Sex Workers, Youth out of school, couples and pregnant women.
PROMIC in full is promotion of micro Entrepreneurs development Program, it’s a program that is funded by the Open-Hand Swiss hand. The program is technically supported by the national office whose headquarters are located in Kabale Diocese. This programme started in 2008 to date.The project aims at empowering women to become financially stable by starting up Micro-Projects or improving the existing ones with small loan percentage charges.
The Right To sustainable Livelihoods Project of Hoima Diocese has been funded by Misereor since April 2011 to October 2012. This project has been implemented in Hoima and Bulisa districts. The project had the overall Goal of contributing to more secure livelihoods of the rural poor farmers in Hoima diocese during the oil and gas exploration, production and marketing. The intervention was aimed at increasing the poor people’s awareness of their fundamental and economic rights and access to mechanisms that facilitate their actual enjoyment of those rights.