Noble Gorilla Foundation
Noble Gorilla Foundation exists to support coffee communities and wildlife rangers who protect the endangered gorillas in southwest Uganda. Our communities border the mountain gorilla habitats in the UNESCO-designated world gorilla habitats: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park.
We are driven by our core values:
Environmental responsibility; social responsibility; fairness and equity; team trust;
personal growth and development; purpose and respect.
Our projects include:
of Mountain Gorillas
Safeguarding their habitats. Bwindi-Sarambwe mountain gorilla population grows to 459; global count now stands at 1,063 (UWA, 2019)
Preventing killings like this of our noble gorillas.
Planting coffee trees with young girls at high schools as a way of learning sustainable farming within their communities. When harvesting arrives, the fruit of their labor is used to pay for higher education and university fees.
House of Bwindi
Fashion and Crafts
Coffee is a seasonal harvest, which means half of the year there is no income for farmers. Our women are being trained in tailoring and craft skills as a means of supplementing their income, creating sustained and improved livelihoods
Kawacare Health Program
We start with caring for our team members and ensuring they have health insurance and protection. Then we extend the program to all of our farmers. Providing access to modern medicines also protects the habitats of gorillas as people won't need to forage for bush medicine.