FAP seeks to reduce the high rate of new HIV/AIDS infections in Nebbi district especially in Pakwach, Panyimur and Erussi Sub Counties. By use of community driven peer-to-peer learning approach built on multi-communication channels, health facility linkages, community care and support system and community advocacy for better health services, FAP's goal is "to contribute to the prevention of new infections and mitigation of effects of HIV/AIDS in four Lower Local Governments in Nebbi district" especially targeting fisher-folk, Commercial Sex workers, boda boda riders, pregnant women, youth out of school and sero-discordant couples. It is envisaged that FAP will increase the adoption of safe sexual practices and biomedical prevention methods (e.g. testing, delivery in health facilities and reduction in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Donor: Civil Society Fund
Project budget: €170,857
Fisher folk Anti-AIDs Project (FAP) (2013-2016)
"Before joining AFARD programme he tried all sorts of work including migrating to Kampala city without any success. After the business management skills training he identified farming as business solution to his poverty. By taking group loan he invested in cassava production and value addition. I have never looked back, he notes. I earn UGX 10 million a year and has been able after 10 years of failed marriage responsibility to send his children to private schools and build a permanent house with solar light."