What We Do

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Rocket Stoves

One half of the world cooks on open fires. Smoke from open fires leads to constant eye irritation, scarring and blindness. Particulates in smoke and other emissions irritate the lungs causing respiratory diseases. The danger of burns is real and thatched roof houses frequently catch fire, easily spreading throughout the camps and villages.

Finding Water

Where women and girls must walk great distances just to get water, that is often polluted and carrying diseases, ARDSO builds sheltered springs; drills new wells close to villages; and repairs broken pumps, providing clean, accessible water.

Planting Trees

Fruit, Fuel and More! Trees provide the branches needed for housing, the fruit necessary for a healthy diet, a spot of shade from the hot African sun, and the wood needed for cooking a family meal. They are essential for the health and shelter of these vulnerable people.

A Quick Overview

ARDSO Repairs Broken Borehole

We visited the village of Otege Oguru outside Gulu, Uganda to inspect a well ARDSO repaired. It serves about 110 families plus a school of about 500 local students – a total of about 800 people. They won’t have to share their water supply with all the goats and pigs and cows who pee and […]


Another ARDSO Success Story

Olweny Franco and His Trees Olweny Franco is 26 years old, married and is one of ARDSO’s beneficiaries. “I no longer worry. I had a bumper harvest out of my orange fruits trees given to me by ARDSO. The oranges are of modified variety grafted, that is why they are very delicious and of high […]


African Rural Development & Sustainability Organization
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Member Aid For Africa

ARDSO is a participating member of Aid for Africa, a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa.

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