Why Lake Victoria Islands (Bussi Island and others)?
Bussi Island is an agro-fishing community, predominantly peasants, 97% of whom practice subsistence farming with fishing along the Lake Victoria shores. They also practice Commercial activities especially in trading centers. However, the poverty levels are high (estimated at 32.2%) as compared to the national of 25.21%. This is attributed to unemployment among the youth, negative attitude towards agriculture, inadequate entrepreneurship skills, inadequate agricultural extensional services, dependence on rain-fed agriculture, cultivation of small plots of low value crops with low yielding planting materials, low levels of formal education, negative impact of HIV/Aids to the most productive age group, gender disparities that hamper agriculture productivity and use of traditional tools like hand hoe.
To see that all orphans and other vulnerable children on Islands of Lake Victoria live to their full potential and their rights and aspirations are fulfilled.
To transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children on the islands of Lake Victoria, by taking them out of anonymity and helping them to become healthy, independent and productive members of the community.