Survivor Stories

Welcome to ASFU

Acid Survivors' Foundation Uganda is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization that was started in 2003 when the evil of acid violence was acknowledged. It is the only organization in Uganda that holistically addresses the challenges that survivors of acid attacks face. Acid Survivors' Foundation Uganda annually registers up to 35 victims of acid violence.
With 425 victims registered, it is important to note that some cases of acid violence go un reported especially when the violence is amongst family members.

Training and Workshops

ASFU has, in the past, had continuous workshops and trainings with service providers like the Medical Personnel and Police. The goal of these trainings is to build capacity of stakeholders to enable them offer services to survivors. It is important to note that acid crimes should be handled specially and different than other crimes. In May 2014, it was agreed, during the Uganda Police Force centenary celebrations, that a special desk will be set up at the various police stations to handle cases of acid violence specifically.

Projects & Programs

Welfare and Nutritional support

Survivors who cannot afford basic necessities during their hospital stay are provided with welfare for a period of 4 - 6 months. Nutritional support is also provided to enable survivors to have a balanced diet... Continue

Life/ Livelihood Skills training

ASFU provides survivors with opportunities to acquire skills to engage in income generating activities. Areas of training include small businesses management, crafts/tailoring, rehabilitative training for the blind, ... Continue

Loans/ Grants

After survivors have acquired skills in small business management, they are offered start - up capital to engage in Income Generating Activities (IGAs). IGAs enable survivors to become economically independent. ASFU continuously monitors survivors; ... Continue

Support Groups

Support groups play an important role in survivors' recovery since it allows them to draw strength and encouragement from their peers. Currently, acid survivors are involved in support groups of 10 - 12 members that meet on a quarterly basis... Continue