we have Seven objective programmes that we as Rcofa we are following as our programmes are as concerned:- 1- Ongoing activities. 2- Major achievements 3-Sustainability plans 4-Future pl



Sampson (right) is one of the AIDS orphans attending school at Mama Darlene's Children Center. Photo by Karen Ande/Special to The Chronicle Ran on: 12-04-2005 Sampson (right) attends school at Mama Darlene's Children Center, which offers a free education to 150 children whose parents died from AIDS. Photo: Karen Ande/Special To The Chronit bove image- pictures are for the activites  bukiha is currently doing in bundibugyo the last picture is for trourist attractive image in bundibugyo .

From the beginning, rwandegeya cocoa farmers association  Program  has been financed and supported by women groups  committed to the development of small local householder farmers who grow cocoa and get good yield and export cocoa produce. the development of more sustainable coffee and cocoa farmers. These close relationships  supporting and assistances financial and agricultural practices has helped bukiha to better organised association and collaboration have made possible the successful implementation of bukiha and womens  are getting richer and richer in trying to save and give credits to other womens who have financial problems and we as bundibugyo kind hand association we are getting  small financial support to train and improve village local cocoa farmers into a better living standards for  fair trade .and hese category of people as we try and help the orpharn association.  earmarked a number of activities to be carried out as it eradicates poverty in its progress and these are among the following:-

Ø  Monitoring and encouraging self savings and credit giving, which the group is doing under the cbo association. after the co-ordinator had worked with  bayport  financial services for almost two years in 2007- 2008.  He worked as a consultant where he got skills and experience in loan scheme and small loan giving, terms and conditions applied and  in 2009 he also worked with Esco  as the field officer where he got experience in  farmers  who were trained on how to grow cocoa , prune, harvest and it was training and encouraging community on how to work in the community .


he could travel for long distances door to door, field to field teaching and  traing individuals and after he could not get  a job  in government as  a cival  servant. then he decided to open and continue with bukiha where by he opened other branchassociations like (i) Gaaco-cbo :- meaning   Godfrey Agaba and  community - based organisation. this cbo association is here purposely for the community empowerement and sustainability developement for vulnerable, handcaped and orphans care and women get guidance.

(ii) Rcofa  Association  ;- meaning Rwandegeya Cocos Farmers  Association  in otherwords Rcofa is here for agricultural cash crops like cocoa ,coffee and vanilla and other famine or poverty eradication food crops like beans, cassava, rice and home gardening vegetables but Bukiha is the mother association for all this branch association..and work for people


community and serve his village in the process he decided to register his rcofa association at  sub-county level  to be recognized  as rcofa  (  rwandegeya cocoa farmers   association ).


He opened one women group to train them on how to save money and give out small loans at small interest  rates of 10 % per month per the loan amount taken and he started with only 21 registered women members in a group but today 2010 ,other members have been registered up to 90 members and this is the groups structure:









































2013   Totals





After updating we have so far opened 12 women groups and below is our village per number of groups it has in the structure:-








at late nderema selyvaster"s home, kuguma adolfu, agaba godfrey alice kwedima, evaketi edward, lilian kobusinge, kunihira penina, scora byesi and beatrace nakifuti

















goone abelunganiye group. at sekanabo vicent, magezi jeremail, ndimuya ferester,bazara william, baluku james, and bonabana harriet













NDUGUTO sub-county





NSIDIRA sub-county





BUBANDI sub-county









  cocoa tree with good pods at our one of the farmers garden  of rwandegeya village

Bundibugyo Kind Hand  is  an association which began with only  one project of  training local farmers on how to grow cocoa and coffee.

 We are carrying out trainings and farmers who are registered with us are getting trainings on how to grow  cocoa , coffee and tomatoes.   we have so far registered over 350  farmers . and other crops for poverty eradication and goone abelunganiye group has so far bought new plastic chairs of about 100 in number and we as an association bukiha this group the chairperson is mr .sekanabo vicent , the secretary is mr. magezi jeremail, treasurer is mrs biira jestina but we as agroup we hold our meetings at mr, sekanabo vicent.this group is the best in savings and credit giving to both members and non members. for contact call 0774198050 groups co-ordinator mr. Agaba Godfrey who is the  Executive Director of bundibugyo kind hand association and the second group sits at late nderema silyvasters home in rwandegeya village mitunda parish all the 12 groups according to the above table . are controlled by mr. Agaba Godfrey  if you want to donate us e-mail him on     godfreyagabaandco@gmail.com  or bukihaassociation@gmail.com  or rcofacocoassociation@


Cocoa and coffee are so far the cash crpos we are sustainable crops for fair trade and farmers are carrying out agricultural practices on these two cprops to improve our produce for exports for sustainable living of our farmers. and we have registered membership of  350 households with  80% of our farms under cocoa  cultivation.

.our farmers most of them are located in the lower lands of bundibugyo fertile soils which support the growing of cocoa anbd upper lands supports coffee producation in areas of  bundibugyo.

 Inter-cropping improves soil fertility, helps prevent soil erosion and provides shade to the cocoa young  trees.

BUKIHA was  established in sept  2006, in rwandegeya village. BUKIHA enbodies 20 member associates having 350 members


RCOFA  Cocoa Bean product from rwandegeya fertile soil

The Cocoa bean is a super food, it is full of antioxidants. It also contains magnesium, which helps your digestive system and most Americans don't get enough of. Cocoa Beans come from a pod on a cocoa tree. The is not just one cocoa bean, that are 30 to 60 beans. Cocoa trees grow around the equator to 20 degrees north and south. How cocoa beans are processed? Once the pods have matured. The cocoa beans are removed and placed in small piles to dry in the sun. The piles are stirred occasionally to help the beans dry evenly. Once the cocoa beans are dried, the are ground up similar to coffee. Then they are shipped through the world to make chocolate. and kasese and bundibugyo are the western districts in uganda.
One cocoa bean is a little be bigger than a almond, and has to be dried before it can be processed. Cocoa is used to make chocolate, candy bars,  and hot chocolate drink. There is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, Semi Sweet, and white chocolate. Dark chocolate is around 90% pure. Semi sweet chocolate ranges from 30% to 60% chocolate. Milk chocolate is around 15% pure chocolate. Finally white chocolate contains cocoa butter, milk and sugar, not containing any solid cocoa beans. Pure or dark and kasese , bundibugyo are in wes chocolate is great for you, in moderation, It considered a Super food. Harvard professors studied panama natives, and found that those living on islands where cocoa trees grow had less cases of heart disease and cancer, than those living on the mainland no consuming cocoa beans. Try Cocoa today!
Executive Directors family
 Mr. Agaba Godfrey who is the co-ordinator  at the same time Executive Director of bundbugyo kind hand association comes from the family of late nderema sylivaster who was born 80 years back and he dead in 2011 august 16th it was wednesday morning hours in bundikakemba east in mirambi parish busaru sub-county.Agaba is  from the family of sixtheen children, his mother is nakifuti beatrace who is sister to sagirana yositasi o musegiya of lamia rutombo nabajigiri bundigoma and he is the fifitheenth son born in 1982 march 26th .the elder brother is in london mr. asimwe balinda  as alawyer ,asimwe elvis is apoliceman in kampala as our third son, mukwasibwe julius is businessman in nyahuka as the second son, babyale christine is the first lady -daughter married in mitunda, the second daughter is kabadaki fludence as afarmer in rwandegeya village, kunihira penina is the fifth daughter but abusinesswoman in kabutabule trading centre , peluce is anurse at busoru health centre 3 ,and others like bakawerayo joas, bazara robert, balyeijukya charles, asimwe edison ,muguza elfasi are farmers and my brothers back at home, sarah kabanyoro, mbabzi jane are my sisters but busnesswomen in masaka and nyahuka specfically, finally we lost our dear beloved  brother its now three years back who was both businessman as well as afarmer "last tibamanya nickson".
mr. AGABA GODFREY graduated from makerere university business school and he has bachelors  degree of business administration  in accounting option computer sceince/skills and application packages and programms.he is now teaching computer at Bubandi seed sec school and he opened his association called BUKIHA ASSOCIATION which is operating in bundibugyo district.

Full description

Our Bukiha-Rcofa-gaaco-community based organisation is non political,non profit,non discriminative currently bearing the status of a community based  service organisation with the history in bundibugyo  and acentre of projects, for capacity building ,research and information communication technology only at airland rwandegeya village homestead for orphans and abused children.



gaaco-cbo was founded by godfrey agaba and co( community based individuals of  alinda family and kobusinge Lilian who came together and agreed upon to form an association called gaaco community based organisation meaning  godfrey agaba and community organisation( gaaco-cbo organisation)  aiming that helping the poor,disabled,disadvantageous,HIV victims,women empowerment on financial set free,famine and poverty eradication,water and sanitation support,child support rights,orphanage care,old and aged group support,fish pond making projects,blick and local craft art support and other children back to school policy support,marriage divorce and child abuse protection, vulnerable children,couselling and guidance to people with problems.gaaco started with only one project of women savings and credit scheme in one village where by we involved in the system of small loans locally and registered members could get money from groups and in the process the project has captured other villages,parishes and sub counties and we believe to reach other area if we recieve support from national and international donnors or supporters of cbos  that are doing such project and below is the area so far covered by our organisation tablel


 bukiha-rcofa-gaaco is an association-cbo( community based organisation)- NGO(non governmental organisation) which is there dealing and doing many activities like:-

encouraging savings and credit services among women and we have so far opened 12 women savings and credit financial set  free groups and they are operating in village areas of rwandegeya we have three (3) women groups namelly the abelunganiye women group the co-ordinator of this group is mr agaba godfrey the executive director of gaaco association,the secretary of this group is mr agaba godfrey,the chairman group is mr kuguma adolfu,the treasury group is mrs mbabazi restetuta,the money counter is mrs evaketti edward,the key holders we have three members who are -alice kwedima,-mbambu mariam,-scora byensi,and this group holds its meeting on sunday at 2:00pm every week.

Contact e-mail bukihaassociation@gmail.com

the second group in rwandegeya village we have twanzane women group the chairperson is mrs babyale christine,the secretary is mrs agness kabukarage,the treasurer is kabandaki fludence,the key holders are also three-mbabazi jane,-moreen kabasinguzi and faice taburyazi this group holds its meeting on tuesday at 4:00pm . and third women group is abamwi women group which is found in rwandegeya village,in mitunda village we have two(2) groups namely kwekamba women group is found  in mitunda village and it holds its meetings at muzee mubughe mark's home area and is the chairperson group,the secretary is mr agaba godfrey who is the co-rdinator of these groups because is the founder and has the ideas,and the community have trusted him as the co-ordinator of all the women groups,the treasurer of this group is mr biira merri the wife of mr mubughe mark the keyholders we have also three one is byabali evanisi,erena kabugyo and bukadeketa annet  this group holds its meeting on sunday at 7:00am.,


the second women group is also in the same village mitunda the chairman is mrs kosilata bubyaliye,secretary is mr mighando benezeri,treasurer is mrs beatrace mighando  ,in goone viilage we have (3) three groups one is goone abeluganiye  group the chairperson is sekanabo vicent, secretary is magezi jeremial  and treasurer is biira jestina. and this group since it started it has so far bought two big lands,two moto-cycles and every the day of sharing out their money they save for one year we buy one big cow for the day celebrations.this group is found in goone village with atotal number of members sixty five(65) women are  thirty nine(39) and men are twenty six(26) the last year the least member  got little amount of money equivalent to one hundred thousand uganda shillings according to her savings, the chairperson of this group is mr sekanambo vicent, the treasurer of this group is empowered and trusted by the group members and she is faithful by all members that is why this group has all the documents,constitution-bye-laws governing all the members like absentism fine is 500/=,late coming fine is 200/= noise making fine is 100/= late payment of loan given to you fine is 1000/= per week excended, savings goes from 1000/=  to 1,000,000 per week each member according to your own preferance of amount of money you want to save that day/ a week, social fund goes to only 500/= , interest per loan the percentage is 10% mening that a loan of 100,000/=  interest is 10,000/= , and this group which is in goone it has very many objectives and goals to do or follow ,the secretary is mr magezi jeremiar,the key holders we have members -kabarundi rosetti,victorina and kabugyo  this group holds its meeting on friday at 12:00pm . and the money counter we have ndimuya ferester and this group is the best in all the groups and


we are in need on supporters of this group which is atleast helping all members and they are not regreting ,every member is happy because of this groups  good fruits and goal-objectives it is trying to do and the co-ordinator mr agaba godfrey is appreciating this category of the women in this sector of savings and credit women financial set free group which is found goone mitunda parish  in ntagata village we are having also two (2) groups,in bundijogiya village we have one(1) group and in ntombwe we have only one (1) group ,all these groups are for women and we as the gaaco association we are targeting at all women should benefit in knowing how to save and make small business rather than basing on their husbands hence development and financial set free in their homes and families and community around the organisation operating areas of bundibugyo and uganda as whole.


the community based organisation(CBO) is there helping orphans like those children who lost their parents during ADF insugency and rebels who caused many families to break off in 1997 and 2001 in bundibugyo district these orphans are suffering alot because their both parents the mothers and fathers died during the bundibugyo war ADF attact.



the association is there to help these children who were affected during this rebel period in the district mostly in areas of butama,mirambi,nsidira, rwandegeya and parts of mitunda sub county in bundibugyo district. and disadvantageous groups of people in the community like the disabled, orphans,children with special problems,aged and old people (grand mothers and fathers above the age of 64 years) of about 65 to 85 years of age the association is also there to assist and take care and support in trying to look at these category of people and children who can not see, walk, talk, study and the company has also got one computer for orphanage goup to teach them and get entertained so as to be like other blessed children og uganda, . this association is also looking at the pregnant women-child HIV-AIDS victims.mostly women who are HIV aids positive and children who are in born baby with aids ,the association was founded by the executive Director mr.AGABA GODFREY and ALINDA family plus kobusinge lilian  to emphasise on this so that aids should be reduced in the community mostly training those who are affected not to make other people who are not affected to be affected that is gaacos goal and objective and we as the association we are looking for outside there to see any private individual or ngo or company to come and support us to overcome this problem of AIDS to be kicked out from the community mostly or especially out of bundibugyo and uganda as whole and the organisation as gaaco(godfrey agaba and community organisation we are trying to reduce poverty from the region,most homes and families they are not engaging in agriculture that is why poverty and famine is rapent in the region we as gaaco we have came up with some measures to train and sensitise these homes and families on how to avoid poverty and famine we are trying to educate people on how to cultivate homegardens food crops like vegatable ,tomatoes,cabbeges onions and making small businesses like kiosks,making mats, art crafts ,getting involved in local fish ponds at village level to get fish for foodand buying and carrying out small activities which can make these people and community around to earn aliving so as to reduce on poverty and famine .

contact  :godfreyagabaandco@gmail.com   or bukihaassociation@gmail.com or rcofacocoassociation@gmail.com

we have enough volunteers who are training and sensitising these farmers and community and gaaco organisation is there to support all this activities ti continue operating in bundibugyo in areas of its preference and we as gaaco - association we are trying to buy cocoa from poor families and farmers so as to make them get money and we are buying both fresh and dry cocoa beans from poor farmers who cultivate cocoa as their cash crop we are training and encouraging these poor farmers to continue plant cocoa seed in their idle lands so as to get enough money to support their children continue going to school and  our community based organisation is still young  association in service but it has gained support in its areas of operation the poor cocoa farmers have been registered by the association and they are willing to sale their cocoa beans to the organisation and


the CBO has so far opened one cocoa store for its product, the association is there to help only poor farmers to be given the first periority in their service and the first class of farmers are going to be the last in buying and selling their cocoa to the gaaco cocoa stores and we are considering the fair trade poor farmers cocoa beans price meaning that,

we are targating these farmers to benefit alot from the association since the organisation is community based association and we shall be exporting cocoa beans which are organic at moisture 07 to outside countries and to the world market and we are hereby advertising to all ngos and supporting ,donor angencies to respond or start buying the idea of expoting gaaco products for the organisation to expand in future OR visit our website www.centillien.com/cbo/gaaco-uganda ltd bundibugyo p.o box 1113 bundibugyo and we are engaging in marriage counsiling and guidance among the families to reduce divorce in families, mostly this company is here supporting and traing and most of its agents are in the field guiding and counsiling disorganised and misunderstanding families between women and men who are married,young ladies-girls who go in for early sex and marriage before mature age and men-boys who are also involved in the system of early marriage causes high population,divorce,miscarriage,lady-girl-women delivery death, death rate going at high rate and we as the association we have come cross to revise this we are trying to reduce and train pregnant women on how and what causes this and the

CBO is also in the activity of reducing famine from families and we are encouraging agriculture of home gardening,field crops,and creating many food and cash crops so as to reduce on famine and poverty in homes and families for vegetable type of crops.gaaco is blessed with the number of community around it and the people are happy with the system gaaco has brought in the community in the areas of its operation and we are on website to see some of the activities the company is doing


and we as the company we will not regret for the services we are rendering to the community.our services are voluntarily community based since 2006 we have been in service training and making survey and doing all categories of work targeted in our fields mentioned above and we are looking forward to get connected to some other NGOS like NAADS and other ngos doing the same activities and having the goals and objectives and come and we serve the world and community as the world for God and my country.send your message on godfreyagabaandco@gmail.com




we have aplan to open up orphanage school and resource centre for research and other project in future prospects of the association.

Short description: gaaco is a community based organisation,training volunteerily,wellfare,training women on savings and credit scheme,looking after,sponsorings,developments,improving,and making thecommunity enjoy the associations objective fruits
Address: the organisation is found at airland homestead,rwandegeya,mitunda parish nduguto sub county bundibugyo uganda.
Postal Code: p.o box 1113
Telephone: 256774198050 or e-mail godfreyagabaandco@gmail.com
Mobile phone: 256774198050

  cocoa in store


ssome of our cocoa trees that  our farmerss harvest and we buy cocoa beans from

Short description: Bundibugyo Kind Hand is an Association which was initiated by mr. Agaba Godfrey a son of late Nderema sylivaster of rwandegeya village mitunda parish nduguto sub-county in bundibugyo distric
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Company address: rwandegeya village, mitunda parish, nduguto sub-county , bundibugyo as a district country uganda continent africa.
Postal Code: p.o box 1113 bundibugyo
Telephone: 0774198050
Mobile phone: 0774198050
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