A Community-Based Organization with main objectives of promoting conservation in Bwindi and improving community life skills.
The Gorilla Junction Foundation
Gorilla Junction Organization, founded in 2012, started as a small coffee shop that acted as a meet-up point for the Nkuringo Walking Safari guides and travellers that wanted to experience the off-the-beaten-track experience and support our fair trade initiative.
The organization is focused on community elevation. 86% of Uganda's population is rural based and surviving on only subsistence farming and a fast diminishing environment, which highly affects food production. Gorilla Junction Foundation helps the rural communities, starting with a small group around our lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, assisting families in learning better farming methods and finding other income sources to complement their subsistence incomes.
Our lodge in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has helped create a base for our conservation and community projects, starting with the onsite "Go Green" endeavours like a no plastics rule, water harvesting, employment, skilling women and girls, and providing a market for local arts, souvenirs, and fresh garden produce.
Self-empowered and responsible members of society who effectively utilize resources around them to build their communities.
To promote empowerment programs through raising awareness and taking concrete action on development issues affecting rural families, especially women and children.
Food & water
To provide clean water solutions and teach modern failing methods.
To inspire youth and women to delope modern survival skills.
To educate youth and women out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
To help families learn how to stay clean and healthy and live longer.
Self-sustaining programs that build prosperous communities.
Our programs are geared towards self-sustaining communities.
Families in Bwindi who need land for sustainability.
The focus of Gorilla Junction Foundation is to develop projects that are income-generating to ensure that the communities we work with can sustainably feed themselves, stay healthy, and have a form of disposable income.
That way, the families we work with can comfortably break the dependency syndrome that cripples most rural communities and holds them back from moving with the fast-changing economic and cultural tides.