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.
Feb 22, 2013

Sanitary pads reduce absenteesim


"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

Dec 17, 2012

Ainembabazi lives a happy life now.

Ainembabazi with her goats
Ainembabazi with her goats


Ainembabazi Harriet of kawungu village, Wabusana in Kinuuka Sub – county lives with her four children, 3 boys and one girl all still in Primary section. Harriet received 2 goats this year in July 2012 after RACOBAO constructed her, a house, a pit latrine, Kitchen and beddings.  After releasing the situation she was in after the death of his dear husband, Harriet looked so miserable that at one time she even dropped the children in the house but due to the hard work of the local leaders she was brought back to look after her children but in worrying situation.

 Harriet is so much excited after her two goats manipulating into others that she can now sustain her needs and even taking care of her children. She thanks a lot RACOBAO that rescued her from the hut she was living in that was almost falling and the goats she was given that can even help her to buy food and continue with her tablets which she had dropped.

RACOBAO sincerely thanks the Global giving fundraisers’ for the work they are doing for the women living with HIV.

Ainembabazi with her goats
Ainembabazi with her goats
Nov 21, 2012

Sanitary pads make Daphine to stay in school.

Daphine with her fellow children at school
Daphine with her fellow children at school

Daphine Nandowoza is a 14 year old girl who goes to Turyagenda Foundation primary school in Lyantonde District. Daphine is in Primary five and always missed school whenever it came to her menstruation periods due to lack of what to use and the fear of stigma from fellow students. This put her in lot of worries and the only solution was to miss lessons whenever she could be in periods. This has affects Daphine’s performance due to this psychological torture.

Daphine appreciated what RACOBAO did for her and in her own words managed to write a letter to our fundraisers on the Global giving website as per attached. She thanked so much Global giving to think about them as poor children who cannot raise even a single dollar to buy a sanitary pad. In the photo Daphine is the second on the left.

RACOBAO  sends its sincere thanks to GlobalGiving for keeping such poor girls in school because whenever young girls experience such, they get worried and end up dropping out of schools.

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