The River Fund

The River Fund is dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses and circumstances, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We serve the poor, those who often are alone and in need - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Dec 19, 2010

November Site Visit Report

Women welcoming us
Women welcoming us

The Rural Women's Empowerment Network:

Group 1

-          2010, presented in Bugiri, Lumino, and Masaba to groups of female and male adults, whole day presentation in each setting
-          When the town councils have gatherings, the 'Trainers of Trainers' are called to make presentations.
-          They have made 3 visits so far to sex worker groups in Busia

Group 2

-          Janet and Rose have a group of 25 that meet weekly for savings and agriculture
-          They meet monthly with the positive test clubs in 3 parishes; total about 120 people
-          Plans to start talk with sex workers at truck park near cement factory
-          Speak with people after church weekly.  Funerals are another informal venue for HIV/AIDS survival skills topics

RARUDO group

-          Meet with 3 positive test clubs, total 90 members
-          Visit local schools and present dramas about HIV/AIDS
-          Identify and counsel positive members at their homes
-          Train prevention of mother/child transmission, and have trained 2 additional counselors in this area
-          Coordinate with disabled group for increased survival skills training and IGA (income generating activities)

GOALS / FUNDING NEEDS

-          One day training at Amonikakinei Village
-          Three day training Aug. 2011
-           School fees, uniforms, seeds, blankets, mosquito nets, female condoms

Additionally the Busia Group has a nursery school caring for 170 poor children and a primary class to primary 4 for 70 children. 150 of the children are orphans. Several children are HIV+. The trainers have taught nutrition to parents and guardians.

HIV+ child
HIV+ child
Beautiful children
Beautiful children
Children lining up for lunch
Children lining up for lunch
Child not in school
Child not in school
Old women next to house group built for her.
Old women next to house group built for her.
Dec 15, 2010

November Site Visit to Acholiland - Northern Uganda

Monument to captured children.
Monument to captured children.

Our recent visit to the River Fund Women's Association of Kitgum found an organized structure of four groups presenting educational workshops on HIV/AIDS Long Term Survival Skills to the villages of the 2 local districts.  Along with their presentation, they weigh and measure infants for signs of malnutrition and give special nutritional counseling to mothers.  Future plans are to expand the Survival Skills workshops to 20 more villages within their travel range, and to add cooperative kitchen gardens and micro-financing  to the program.  Funds are needed for transport, umbrellas and raincoats for travel in the rainy season, and seeds to share with workshop participants. They would like to purchase goats - $25 for a female goat for widows and child headed households and $125 for a male exotic goat for breeding for the community. With funding they can also start poultry breeding projects.

Meeting with the leaders under the trees!
Meeting with the leaders under the trees!
Acholi women leaders.
Acholi women leaders.

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Nov 24, 2010

progressive report on RARUDO project

rarudo project photos
rarudo project photos

We grateful to  register the progress  of the Empower Women –Save a community  organization which have been the commitment of the members of Rayland Rural Development  Organization, rural  communities of Iyolwa Sub-county, Local leaders and development partners local and  International.

 I want to appreciate the support and involvement of our friend and partner Jaya Canterbury Count the Executive Director of River Fund from Florida USA whose continuous effort has made RARUDO to be what it is today, thanks to our donors through Global Giving have made tremendous changes in the lives of vulnerable women, children persons with disabilities, PLWAS.

The support that we received from the Global Giving through River Fund has:-

  • Enabled our OVC complete their schooling this year, where the majority sat for end year exams.
  • Enabled 98 OVC  from Tororo, 68 OVC  from Busia and  24 OVC  Bugiri  totaling 190 sat for Primary Leaving Examination (PLE)
  • Enabled women in Tororo, Bugiri and Busia grow enough vegetables at their kitchen gardens thus improved livelihoods at grass roots levels.
  • Bugiri women bought and distributed goats to the child headed families.
  • Supported People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAS) through nutritional support and care.
  • The support allowed room for more young women to enroll for tailoring training.
rarudo project photos
rarudo project photos
disabled dancing with the project sponsor Vicky
disabled dancing with the project sponsor Vicky
a vulnerable lady center supported by the project
a vulnerable lady center supported by the project

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