Kakira Outgrowers Rural Development Fund (KORD)
Tel: +256 414 444397 / +256 752 521537
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Address: P.O Box 3198, Kakira, Uganda

Kakira Outgrowers Rural Development Fund Ltd
Kakira Sugar Ltd (KSL) together with the Busoga Sugarcane Growers’ Association (BSGA) developed an innovative partnership - the Kakira Outgrowers Rural Development Fund (KORD). KORD is an innovative partnership between KSL and BSGA, registered in August 2005 as a company limited by Guarantee without share capital.  
KSL and BSGA are pioneering KORD as a new model of corporate social responsibility focused on building a long-term sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship with the entire community served by KORD. The KORD model of partnership promotes community development and accountability through the involvement of both KSL and sugarcane farmers in annual financial contributions to KORD.

Mission and Objectives of KORD 
The Mission of KORD is to improve the quality of life of the community within the five districts of Jinja, Luuka, Mayuge, Kamuli and Iganga by facilitating the provision of loans and implementing community development projects. 

Mobilise funds and facilitate provision of loans to sugarcane outgrowers.
Construct and rehabilitate health and education facilities. 
Rehabilitate community feeder roads. 
Deliver environmental, water and sanitation and community livelihood projects tailed to meet community needs. 
Care and support for orphans and vulnerable children.

Activities and implementation strategies:  
KORD does not itself provide finance or carry out infrastructure development.  Its activities focus on: 
(i) identifying needs and potential projects; 
(ii) getting agreement on project priorities; 
(iii) managing the financing of projects; and 
(iv) project management – ensuring the delivery of projects on time and to budget.  
The needs assessment conducted in 2006 indicated a diversity of community infrastructural needs which require substantial amount of funding if we have to create a positive impact on the livelihoods of the beneficiaries.  Fundraising therefore remains the most probable option.

KORD Institutional set up.
KORD Board of Directors – constitutes of six members, three from Kakira Sugar Limited and three from Busoga Sugarcane Outgrowers Association including the Board Secretary. The Board is concerned with setting KORD strategies. 

Projects Committee – comprised of four members and they are concerned with monitoring the progress and value for money for the implemented projects.

Human Resource Committee – comprised of three members who are in charge of the KORD human resources.

KORD Management – comprised of six staffs, that is, Chief Executive Officer, Accountant/Administrator, Projects Officer, Engineer and two support staff. Management reports to the various committees and to the Board of Directors and the latter to AGM.