VISO HAS EVOLVED TO BECOME A MODEL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION.
OUR STORY INSPIRES US TO CONTINUE THE JOURNEY
In 2003, northern Uganda was at the height of the LRA conflict. There were gross human rights violations, broken systems and poor services, it was un-imaginable to have justice and decent treatment for the local people who were forced into concentration camps with very appalling conditions. The United Nations referred to the Conflict as the "most forgotten, neglected humanitarian situation in the world"
A group of youth organised and formed a local initiative to support the efforts of humanitarian agencies and improve the living conditions of the community and permanently resolve the crisis. The organisation therefore got its name "Voluntary Initiative Support Organisation -VISO"; with the vision of being: A peaceful and productive society, with multiple livelihood choices and the Mission to contribute to household livelihood stability through empowerment and sustainable use of resources for development.
VISO is an independent, non-profit organisation, legally registered with the national NGO Bureau at the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a mandate to operate in Uganda.
VISO is governed by Board of Directors (BoD). VISO is a neutral, objective and secular organisation. Our team of experts comprise of men and women with formal and in-depth knowledge and training.
VISO welcomes funding from Governments, local and international donors, United Nations, private sector foundations and individuals.
Internally Displaced Camp -Pabbo 2003