Aisha 56years has lived with AIDS since 2009. She lost her husband in 2006. She lives with a granddaughter aged 13years who lost both parents to AIDS.
In 2010 she became bed ridden. Due to lack of support she sold most her property in order to sustain her life. She virtually remained with nothing except a small house where they lived.
In 2011, Aisha received two goats from RACOBAO under GlobalGiving Support. The goats have enhanced her sense of property ownership. The goats are her biggest asset now. The goats have now multiplied. Aisha recently said “we will be able to meet our household needs like buying food, paraffin, and food with the proceeds from the goats. I will be able to send my grandchild to school with the goats”.
Aisha now is living happily although on ARVs. She has hope in case of any problem, goats can her immediate rescue. She greatly thanks RACOBAO and Global Giving who have given her a chance to enjoy life like other families.
Namirembe Immaculate is a widow living with two children. Her husband died of HIV/AIDS in 2005 and left her helpless with two children to fend for, yet she was also sickly. After the death of her husband, Immaculate faced so many challenges, because she had no source of livelihood; She could not meet her medical bills neither could she pay school fees and scholastic materials for her two children. However, RACOBAO volunteers kept in contact with her while giving her psycho-social support. When RACOBAO received funds for the livestock project under the GlobalGiving fund Immaculate was selected by the volunteers to benefit under the project. She received 04 goats which have so far multiplied to 08 goats. However ,she has so far sold 03 goats to meet her medical bills also pay school fees and buy scholastic materials for her 02 children.
She is very grateful for GlobalGiving for the funds and bringing her hope without a husband.
Jackline Namande 35yrs has a family of 4 children between ages of 5-14 years. They live in Kyanika village, Lwamaggwa sub county in Rakai district where people have been worst affected by the HIV&AIDS pandemic.
With funding from GlobalGiving, RACOBAO supported this family with 4 goats of which 2 of them were under gestation and have now given birth to one kid each. She currently owns 6 goats. She has a lot of hope from her goat project.
” Am now sure that whenever my children will be sent home for scholastic materials, I will sell off the kids and cater for such basics. I will also be able to meet my medical bills” Jackline said.
We appreciate GlobalGiving for enhancing RACAOBAO’s capacity to reach such people. We plan to continue empowering these families to their fullest potential.