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The Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment builds local capacity to lead community change in rural East Africa.

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Locally led development transforms lives.

FCDE partners with grassroots organizations to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability. Our approach enhances their ability to profoundly impact lives and communities today and for generations to come.

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Small Actions Equal Big Impact

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and affect populations throughout the world, FCDE is standing together with our grassroots partners to provide community assistance where it is needed most.


At FCDE, we know that small actions can make a big impact in people’s lives. During this crisis we have provided emergency funding from $100 to $500 USD to supplement immediate response activities and support organizations deploying frontline workers to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable. So far, our staff has worked with the District Task Forces in Kasese and Rukungiri and 24 local partners to expand grassroots initiatives addressing the most pressing issues in their communities. Connecting over 1,600 people with food, hand washing and hygiene resources, medication, and mask-making supplies, FCDE’s Emergency Response Fund projects demonstrate the ingenuity of our local partners and the deep community impact we are creating together during this unsettling time.

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