Nankya Margret is a widow living in Kyenshama, Kinuuka Sub - County. She lost her husband in 2012 and left her with a 3 months old baby and other two young boys one is 6 years and another is 2 ½ years. Her husband died of HIV/AIDS and infected her too.
After the death of her husband, she went for HIV test and the results were positive and she was enrolled on drugs.
In her own words of appreciation she said, “I had abandoned taking ARVS due to lack of food and capacity to look after my children. This greatly weakened my life and I had decided to abandon my family, but after a jingle from our Local chairman that RACOBAO distributes food to the breast feeding mothers infected with HIV. They gave me 50 kilograms of maize flour and 10 kilograms of beans for the start and encouraged me to visit a health centre 111 in order to test and know my CD4 count, when they visited back in January 2013 I was given more food. This food has helped me a lot together with my family because I have gained energy and able to do work for my children and to continue with my ARVs.
Thanks to Global giving and RACOBAO who brings hope to the community.
Evas Kyomukama and her family were supported with 4 goats in July 2012 after being identified by our Community Based Trainer that Evas was living a miserable life with a family of five children after the death of her beloved husband who passed away in 2010 of HIV/AIDS.
She is a widow and was living a miserable life with a small portion of land, and her children were not going to school, due to lack of scholastic materials, food and more to that she is on ARVS with her two small children.
Currently she said,” I praise the almighty God that I was lucky among the many people. Thanks goes to RACOBAO and their fund raisers from Global giving who always extend support to we poor ladies who did not believe that one time we would be happy. Life had become difficult to me due to lack of food and i had lost energy due to over working. I would offer labour in peoples gardens and get food for my family to eat which was done on a daily basis, and at the end of the day I would even fail to take my ARVS because we were taking a single meal per day which continued to weaken my life to work for my family but now my goats have manipulated and am able to sell some of them to buy some of the household necessities that can sustain the home, I have been able to buy scholastic materials for my children and they are now in school, we are now able to get some food and as well as taking my tablets in time with the children because we have some food to eat.” Thanks to RACOBAO and GlobalGiving too.
Really people do appreciate the work global giving is doing for them.
"Those pupils who have facilities during their periods are always attending classes even when they are experiencing their monthly periods. We are working very hard to keep sanitation improved at our school by providing water facilities and clean washing facilities for our girls. This makes Kaliiro primary school, girl friendly, thus reducing the level of absenteeism for the girl child”. Said Fred Musimenta; the head teacher of one of the schools where the sanitary pad project is being implemented. This was said when RACOBAO had taken sanitary for the children. Thanks to GlobalGiving for enabling us reach this far