Busia Community Based Services (BUCOSS) Project
managed by H. Akhayalu
BUSIA COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (BUCOSS) PROJECT DISTRICT – WIDE was established in 2002 having previously been operating in Busia District (Butula Division) of Western Province under the founding name of BUTULA COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (BUCOSS) project since 1995. It is a membership organization with thirty (30) women and two (2) Youth self help groups under the umbrella of “ONGEZA MAPATO” programme (i.e. income generating) and Twenty (20) Therapy Support Groups (TSG) comprising of mainly Women Living Positively With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).
BUCOSS has over the years (8years) implemented a full fledged Home Based Interventions Programme on HIV/AIDS based on Prevention, Care, Support and Advocacy which currently has 1311 clients in 807 households in Butula Division, 220 clients in 110 households in Nambale Division and 191 clients in 110 households in Matayos division.
Within the stated households, there’s existence of approximately 3,970 Orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS that are not being attended to by neither BUCOSS’ HBI programme nor any other community initiative (s).
BUCOSS’ Home Based Interventions are confined to HIV/ AIDS clients’ needs only. This is so, due to the regulations or requirements of our current funding partners.