Nyambishamba Bwindi Porters Association

Welcome to Nyamishamba Bwindi Porters Association.

Our association was formed on 12/02/2007. We are porters who assist tourists with their gorilla trekking and other nature hikes.

As tourism fluctuates throughout the year, and was also severely affected by the COVID pandemic, the goal of this association is to assist and empower our members also with other income-generating activities so they can support their families, including education of our children. As porters, we are closely connected to nature and are committed to promote conservation.

Some of the projects we have started so far is bee-keeping and chicken-rearing. We are grateful to the Omotani Caring Foundation for a recent grant to expand our bee and chick project.

. Scroll down below to see some pictures of this activity.

In addition, our village has a community-owned tourist lodge that was constructed, but is not operational yet. It requires approximately $2,900 to become operational to host visitors, via the purchase of various materials for the bedrooms, dining room and kitchen. We are happy to send you additional info on this. Scroll down to this page to see some photographs! With your support, we can soon welcome tourists and friends – including you – to stay there and enjoy your visit to Bwindi before and after gorilla trekking.

To contact us, e-mail us at nyamishambabwindiportersassociation@gmail.com

You can support our programs.  We partner with the USA-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Sahaya International, and your donations are tax-deductible. You can also donate via this way if you are not in the USA (but your donation is not tax-deductible).  For online donations, you can use the donate button below (which takes you to a secure online donation form by the platform of Givebutter.com). If you like to support us via other ways (such as check), you can go to our donation page to learn more.

Many thanks in advance for your support!

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The community lodge (for which we are fundraising)
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From left to right: Milton (Porters Association) and Mushamba (founder of Rafiki Willdlife