Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

RACOBAO exists to empower communities affected by HIV/AIDS and those at risk to respond to the causes and consequences of the scourge.
Oct 14, 2013

Evas' Life continues to change

Evas and her family
Evas and her family

Evas greatly thanks all the global giving fundraisers who are keeping their life in existence.

Evas kyomukama, a beneficiary of the Empower 300 HIV positive women with goats in Uganda has sold off 2 goats and used the money to construct a toilet for her family. Evas has extremely succeeded in managing goats. Evas skills in managing goats has enabled her herd of goats to grow up to 13 goats. She has a family where there are two children on Anti Retroviral treatment (ARVS) and therefore, her expenses on health care are always high with limited sources on income.  In her words again,” Am happy that I have a toilet for my family. This has reduced on the ill health of my family members which used to affect my children s health due to poor hygiene caused by lack of a toilet.”

We greatly honour global giving and its back donors for supporting RACOBAO reach this far. Thank you very very much.   

 

Evas toilet under construction
Evas toilet under construction
Aug 23, 2013

RACOBAO supports senior woman teacher

Young girls with the pads they received
Young girls with the pads they received

RACOBAO supports senior woman teacher with training in making Sanitary Towels.

With support from Globalgiving, RACOBAO is continuing to train Prossy a senior woman teacher at Kempega Primary School in Lyantonde district. Prossy is undergoing an eight months apprenticeship training aimed at equipping her with skills in making sanitary towels using locally available materials. This project has so far supported 25 vulnerable girls with sanitary pads and the monitoring is still going ahead.

Ms. Nakawesi Berna the head teacher of Kampega Primary School appreciates the support from RACOBAO which has led to a significant improvement in the young girls’ school attendance ever since they started receiving the sanitary pads. Prossy is expected to start imparting the acquired skills to the vulnerable girls.

RACOBAO is very grateful for the support from Globalgiving that has enabled the project to reach this far.

Jul 5, 2013

Prossy's family comes to a rescue by GlobalGiving

Prossy with her two goats
Prossy with her two goats

Nakintu Prossy

Prossy is a 44 years old woman who takes care of her four children. Prossy lost her spouse of HIV/AIDS in 2006 and left her with a breast feeding child who is now seven years. Rukyamuzi Posion is the oldest of the siblings and is now 15 years old. She is able to help her mother with the household activities because the lady is often sick due to dehydration and malnourishment and moreover on ARVs without enough food. The other children are 13, 9 and the youngest is 7 years old now. All the children do not go to school but they try to work for what to eat through digging on different plantations of the people on the village in order to keep their mother’s live and them too. 

RACOBAO identified this family with the help of our community Based Trainee when their living arrangements were really bad. They could only sustain on one meal a day whereas the mother is bed ridden and she only encourages herself to walk. They were given two goats which we think will manipulate as soon as possible in order to sustain their necessities like food, the distance the mother takes to collect her ARVs at least she be able to board a vehicle other than footing which weakens her life more.

RACOBA extends its gratitude thanks to all GlobalGiving fundraisers for the work they are doing to rescue the lives of these needy people.

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