Our Community Projects
Robert Brierley Community Center
The Robert Brierley Community Centre in Nkuringo (south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) primarily focuses on skilling the local community in carpentry, tailoring, hospitality and local tour guiding to create employment for low-income families. The community centre's practices are based on the late Robert's self-motivated drive to help those in need when he built Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in 2007.
Help us hit our target to construct the new community center in Nkuringo—any dollar is a generous gift to the needy!
Water Drop Project
Water, as our planet's driving life force, defines how communities and businesses operate. Our survival depends on sufficient water management strategies.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, where we launched the Bwindi drop pilot project, is generously fed by rainwater 70% of the year. We built reservoir tanks on the property as a water source for the entire facility's needs. We constructed the reservoirs in such a way that it receives rainwater from the iron roofs on all buildings across the property. We pump the water through a filtration and UV light system using solar power before it reaches the supply tanks built on higher ground. The water then uses gravity to flow to the user taps, supplying the entire lodge and the excess to the Nkuringo community.
Square feet of roof surface area to catch rainwater
Monthly average GALLONS OF rainfall landing on their roofs
Litres of water consumed in 24 hours at the hotel's busiest periods
Gallons of storage provides a 50-day supply of water
Gorilla Junction Coffee
Coffee is Uganda's largest export commodity, worth $550 million annually and 85% of all coffee grown is cultivated by smallholders. The Gorilla Junction Foundation relies on this to help small rural mountain communities on the southern edge of Bwindi develop coffee cultivating, harvesting, processing, and packaging skills. With packaged coffee, we can supply to Lodges in Bwindi, including our very own Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, and sell to tourists through lodge craft shops.