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.
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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Sep 13, 2012

Goats improved Margaret's income

Margaret
Margaret's with her goats

Margaret’s family did not have any source of income to sustain life with the basic needs. Therefore Margaret looked miserable with the maize flour she had received because she wanted money to buy other basic needs.  With funding from GlobalGiving RACOBAO decided to also support the same family with three goats to help her improve on her income.  She said, “I was living in a difficult life condition in my grass thatched house of mad and wattle with a small plot of land ¼ an acre and with no any animal to sustain my family income to be able to meet the basic needs like   food, clothing, home utensils, scholastic materials and paying school fees for my children. My life has changed and I thank God that RACOBAO gave me these goats, they are easily manageable and have quick returns, and very soon I will sell off the siblings and get money to buy basic needs  for my children ”.   

As RACOBAO we are very grateful to Global Giving for enhancing our capacity to reach such people.

Jun 18, 2012

The goats project made Martha happy

Martha and the two grandsons with their goats
Martha and the two grandsons with their goats

Martha aged 96 years lives with two orphans: Julius (13years) and John (12yrs) who lost both parents to HIV/AIDS in 2008. Martha much as is in her late nineties and her grandsons is happy of their fat and rapid multiplying goats which have helped them to meet most of their basic needs by selling off springs.

 “I received two goats in 2011 from RACOBAO which were under gestation and immediately after 3 months they produced 3 offspring’s. I sold two off springs and I was able pay school fees, buy scholastic materials, clothes, paraffin and soap for my grandsons. But before this support of goats RACOBAO had constructed a house, Kitchen, pit latrine and a water tank and given me  other sufficient kits like beds, blankets but still we lacked income to sustain our family fortunately  after getting these goats, I can now live a happy life because I can see my grand children going to school now in uniforms  with books and pencils” Martha said.

Thanks to GlobalGiving for enabling RACOBAO to make such families self-sustaining.

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