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We aim at empowering communities to improve their livelihood by putting up sustainable income generating activities

We seek to remain relevant to and address the realities, and aspirations of the youth as the drivers of economic growth and national transformation

Our Programme Areas


To transform local communities into a developed society.
To put up sustainable replicable approaches for all levels of living standards for continual development.
Informed and developed Society

Transparency & Accountability;
Respect for Human Dignity;
Integrity and Honesty
Innovation and Creativity
Solidarity with the poor
excluded and marginalised people and advocacy

About RACD

Real Agency for Community Development (RACD) is an NGO established in October 2007 as a CBO working in Isingiro District particularly in three sub counties ie:Endiinzi, Mbaare and Rugaaga with an aim of empowering communities to improve their livelihood by putting up sustainable income generating activities like milk coolers, grinding machines and sensitizing people about HIV/AIDS. Later alone the scopes of work expanded and RACD went beyond the CBO capacity which prompted the members to advocate for promotion to an NGO status. .


Where we work

Although the impact of RACD’s has national and international dimensions, our geographical area of operation is defined as 10 districts of South West Uganda. These districts include: Ntungamo, Mbarara, Greater Bushenyi, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri..

Civic Education programme

Civic education has been aiming at informing citizens, giving them awareness, empowering them to enable them and make informed choices on issues that affect them in their homes and entire community so that they can be socially, economically and politically empowered. The program involved creating awareness, knowledge and skills about how Government works, citizens’ rights and responsibilities and how to exploit those rights and responsibilities towards each others

Micro-finance brokerage services initiatives

Under this project, RACD will proactively seek to identify vulnerable families and form them in a group and connectthose community groups to micro-credit services. RACD will advocate for key micro lending organizations such as Village Enterprise Fund, Micro-Place to start lending communities and individuals in the target districts.

Education performance Accountability project

The project seeks to generate empirical data and analysis on the performance of students in the 10 districts. The project will consider key issues including inter-district comparisons of student performance, student numbers, budget allocations, etc.

Our Network

As a new Organization, RACD had benefited from partnering with other already established and credible organizations.Key among our partners and sponsors are: the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF)