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1. Background information
Environmental Concerns and Orphanage Development Agency was formed in 2007 as a voluntary, Non-profitable making and Non-governmental organization. It was registered with the Uganda NGO Board in November 2008(Reg. No. S.5914/7779). ECODA was further incorporated as a company limited by Guarantee in September 2010 (Reg. No. 204075). ECODA’s vision is to ensure a sustainable use of the Environment through disseminating improved mechanisms and to provide orphaned children of Uganda a healthy, caring and loving environment. ECODA’s mission is to ensure sustainability of natural resources and to improve Livelihoods of the needy people of Uganda. The focus is on environmental protection through efficient energy saving stoves, solar energy, Biogas, tree planting and other sustainable models of conservation.

The Environmental Concerns & Orphanage Development Agency (ECODA) envisions active citizens, households, and organizations able to equitably and sustainably enjoy: Food Security; Income/Economic Security; Health Security; Education security; and good governance. These provide the central point for the empowerment of largely rural marginalized and vulnerable communities for sustainable livelihoods and selfreliance. Thus, the year 2010 witnessed a marked improvement in both the quantity and quality of our service delivery. In 15 districts of Uganda, ECODA was able to reach out to 500,000 people with different but innovative development programmes. By the end of the year, 83% of smallholder farming households in the project areas were able to eat three decent meals a day as a family; 75% had access to safe water; and 60% had and used own pit latrines. Income levels also improved as 9% of the households saved hard cash of at least UGX 1 million besides procuring a number of valuable assets – cows, bicycles, beds with mattresses, etc.