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Our Overseas Partners

APT works in partnership with local organisations, making the most of our different areas of expertise and building their capacity to carry the work into the future.

Our partners include:


Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Programme (REEP)


Mary Makokha, Director, REEP

Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Programme (REEP) was founded in 1997 with the aim of ameliorating suffering of HIV/AIDS victims by giving better access to care and support, improving health through poverty reduction, lobbying for more favourable policies on female education and empowerment, raising awareness of community issues such as child labour, female education, reducing the stigma of HIV/AIDS, openness and HIV/AIDS support groups, highlighting the behavioural practices that exacerbate AIDs and linking with other organisations with similar or complementary activities.

Strengthening Informal Sector Training and Enterprise (SITE)

Strengthening Informal Sector Training and Enterprise (SITE) was established in 1995 to promote enterprise and employment opportunities for the benefit of poor people in Kenya.  APT has worked with SITE since their inception on a variety of projects related to livelihoods and enterprise promotion. The length and depth of the SITE/APT relationship has resulted in strengths of mutual trust and respect for the knowledge and experience which is shared.

Harun Baiya

Harun Baiya, Chief Executive, SITE

“SITE values its relationship with APT for several reasons.  APT’s approach has enabled us to work together to address challenges and opportunities that emerge during projects/programmes, which has led to learning, innovation and effectiveness, factors that have fed the growth and success of SITE’s work.  The partnership has also exposed SITE and its staff to other organisations both in East Africa and elsewhere, which has increased level of learning and South-South exchange.  The long term commitment to the partnership has been an important asset, which SITE has built upon and will continue to consolidate.”


Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organisation (KWIECO)

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organisation (KWIECO) has supported over 6,000 clients through strategic litigation and counselling since inception in 1987.  KWIECO has worked to create awareness of legal rights and gender issues within communities, community organisations, village leadership and other district leaders ‘bringing hope to the hopeless’ in an environment where morals and professional ethics are compromised for monetary gain.  KWIECO has also assisted women farmers to work collectively, through solar drying their agricultural produce, increasing their incomes and changing the patriarchal attitudes of some formal buyers and establishing relationships with institutions.


Hands Empowering the Less Privileged in Sierra Leone (HELP Salone)

Hands Empowering the Less Privileged in Sierra Leone (HELP Salone) was founded in 1996 to provide assistance to vulnerable groups/persons affected by the then conflict.  With the signalling of peace HELP practice and preach enterprise approaches to poverty reduction, convinced that the social and economic issues of the poor are inextricably linked. APT began working with HELP SL in 2010.

Movement for the Assistance and Promotion of Rural Communities (MAPCO)


Francis Lavally, Director, MAPCO

Movement for the Assistance and Promotion of Rural Communities (MAPCO) was started in 1986 by a group of rural women in Malen Chiefdom to boost their income generation potential.  APT has helped MAPCO work with poor and vulnerable people obtain sustainable livelihoods since the early 90’s, through and beyond the war, extending its impact by working with and strengthening 40 small community organisations.

Care and Assistance for Rural Development Sierra Leone (CARD)

CARD began as a community based organisation in 1987, and properly reformed as an NGO in 2000 after the war. Their work was initially focused on the rehabilitation and reintegration of the child combatants of the civil war. Conflict often creates a generation of forgotten children and CARD were committed to ensuring these children were able to be taught skills and made attempts to immerse them back in education. This work has since developed and now they are effective at offering training programmes and apprenticeships to Sierra Leones Youth. APT have developed a relationship with CARD for a number of yeas and officially partnered on a project in 2015.


Business Creations (BCG)

Business Creations (BCG) was established in 2003 with a mission ‘to provide high quality and result driven enterprise development services to all sectors, in the most cost effective and efficient way.’  They build confidence and teach skills so that each individual, family and organisation can reach full potential. They are also involved in creating socio-economic solutions that promote industries and uplift the country.

Community Business and Technology Developers (CBTD)

Community Business and Technology Developers (CBTD) was established in 2002 to provide and facilitate business development services (BDS) for small enterprises and community based organisations working with disadvantaged communities.  Their work has involved skill development programmes, through organising workshops and lobbying government authorities to development of field projects. CBTD has experience in designing access for disabled people in the service industry and developing livelihood strategies for mentally ill people.


Heifer International – Uganda (HI-U)

Heifer Project International – Uganda (HI-U)

Heifer International – Uganda (HI-U)  aims to alleviate human suffering by improving food security – increasing household incomes of resource limited families through sharing of knowledge and livestock.  HPI-U has benefitted about 34,500 families – over 2.5 million people with multiplier effect of the HPI model of “Passing On The Gift”.   Several individuals, CSOs and government have copied the model.   The benefits are increased household income from sale of livestock produce (e.g. US$ 72 per month and an average of 15 litres per day), and improved nutrition.

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) was formed in 1987 bringing together all categories of disability, including the physically, sensory and mentally impaired people.  The organisation is inspired by the vision ‘Dignity for every person with disability’ and this involves the equalisation of opportunities and active participation of people with disabilities in mainstream development processes. Their objectives include supporting employment opportunities, collective social action, influencing the formulation of disability-friendly legislation


Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO)

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO) was founded in 1986 and aims at improving the quality of life of small and medium holder farmers through agricultural entrepreneurship development.   Their mission is to empower these farmers for food and nutrition security, agricultural trade and institutional development, with progress driven by the communities.

Their achievements include improving food security among poor small -scale farmers in Kamuli District from 24% to 77%  (2004 – 2008); improving farmers’ livelihoods through the organised production and marketing of upland rice in Luweero District, with a return of £21 for every pound invested (2005–2006).

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