Summary of project activities
Kagumu Development Organization is a nongovernmental organization based in Kibuku district in Eastern Uganda. The organization’s major programmes are Operation of a Health centre 111, the provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases. Moreover, the provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, provision of care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly. We also work to empower communities, work for environmental preservation, conservation, and advocacy, as well as lobbying on human rights, good governance and general business.
This is the tenth quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats’ project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of any kinds to this project
Thanks go to Global Giving team for the wonderful work being done. We have secured support from five donors towards the project. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.
Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project
Kagumu Development Organization has done commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children are still living miserable livelihood due to low progress of the project as a result of limited financial support from development partners to facilitate project expansion. Out of the 320 orphans, only 15% have their household income improved through this project. However, out of the 31OVCs visited in schools, only 14 (45%) study without lunch at school and this is affecting their academic performance.
Due to limited resources, the organization managed to implement the following;
Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;
This project is sustainable and can really improve OVC household’s income and food security. Therefore, the organization continues to request all donors who may come across this project to be part of us and to give a helping hand to our OVCs and also linking this project to various donors if possible for the good of the new generation that currently live depressed livelihoods
Testimony from one beneficiary
This testimony is from Medei Stephen, one of the OVCs who received an improved goat. Stephen lives with his grandmother Robinah in Nakitende village, Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku District in Eastern Uganda. Stephen dropped out of school in primary four. He is now 13 years and is entering primary six in 2014 at Kakunyumunyu primary school in Kibuku District.
Stephen’s grandmother is a widow who never went to school at all and was using this boy to collect water for the people who own restaurants in the area, whereas the grandmother was to receive cash for the work done. The child was out of school and there was no action by the community leaders. The project leader found Stephen in action, talked to him and narrated a story as an OVC, out of school and was working for money in order for his grandmother to procure food. He said without him they sleep hungry. The project leader made an appointment to meet Stephen and his grandmother at their home. The project leaders made an effort to meet the grandmother and Stephen at their home. The meeting was successful and it was resolved that Stephen goes back to school. The grandmother requested the project leader to give a helping hand as she was a poor woman without a sustainable household income and food. The project leader registered the boy among the orphans the organization was supporting and started providing scholastic materials and medical care to both Stephen and the grandmother. They were provided with two local goats and yet to receive improved goats for breeding. Currently Stephen is very happy and feels good, he is in school and promises to obtain first division at primary leaving examinations. His prayer is to obtain a sponsor to facilitate his education because universal education may not help him well as his intentions are to read up to the university on government sponsorship.
This story is true and explains the work of KADO in relation to support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda. OVCs support can improve their livelihoods and make them do better in school and can lead them to good citizen.
Summary of project activities This is the ninth quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats is a project implemented by Kagumu Development Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in partnership our donors under Global Giving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of kinds to this project. Thanks to the GlobalGiving team for the wonderful work being done. We have secured support from five donors towards the project. This is report therefore is submitted to stakeholders for their consumption. The report expresses quarterly project advancement. In the ninth quarter, diminutive was done due to limited support from any of our donors and any other development partner yet critically, financial support is required due to the vast number of OVCs and their multifaceted circumstances that expose them to a lot of vulnerabilities. Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project The organization continues to economically empower orphans and their guardians in improved goats rearing as a means of raising incomes to support the orphans. Identification and registration of OVCs is still on standstill due to limited financial resources of the organization. In the last quarter, the following were the activities done:
1. Monitored the goats provided to OVCs in 7 households.
2. Visited 45 OVCs in 18 primary schools and three secondary schools to establish their challenges at school. However, they still stud without lunch at school and this is affecting their studies and their performance is still poor at school.
3. The organization procured an improved male goat and gave it to one orphan by the name of Julius of kakunyumunyu village and the three goats that were pregnant delivered and they are yet to be passed over to other OVCs.
Challenges 1. Limited financial resource is still the Major challenge because the major source of funding for the organization comes from donors and the project lacks adequate donors to finance its projects.
2. Resource mobilization skills are still a challenge by the organization. Whereas global giving on several times have organized online training on fundraising, the project leader and the organization as a whole always miss them despite the fact that they are communicated to the organization and this is due to internet facilities.
3. There is still increased dropout of our OVCs in schools due to hunger because some of them cannot afford to pay for meals at school
4. Some OVCs to go for child labour to secure some to pay for meals at schools. Recommendation The organization continues to requests all its donors to give a helping hand to our OVCs and also linking this project to various donors in order to facilitate the growth and development the orphans who live depressed livelihoods Testimony from one beneficiary This testimony is from Isaac who, our OVC who live with her grand mother Sabano Milka in Nakitende village, Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku District in Eastern Uganda. Isaac is now 16 years and is in senior one at kagumu secondary school in Kibuku district. Isaac's grand mother was failing to pay for his school dues including meals. KADO provides psychosocial therapy, school meals and scholastic materials to masimo Isaac, and provided some basic treatment and essential commodities to the grandmother. Masimo is currently very happy and feels good. When you interact with him, his prayer is to become a doctor and vows to study to meet her expectations. His performance in senior one for term one and two 2013 has been very good and it reflects what he wants to be. He has been holding the 1st position with very good marks. This story is true and can be used as an example that if OVCs are facilitated can do better in school and can be good citizen. Prepared by Namwoyo Samson Project leader
Summary of project activities This is the Eighth quarterly activity report on support to 320 orphans with improved goats in eastern Uganda, in the districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in partnership our donors under Global Giving understanding. The organization together with our beneficiaries continuously appreciates support of all our donors that have provided both financial, material and moral support to this project. Thanks are extended to global giving team for their wonderful arrangement that has enabled us so far obtain some external support to support the project. This is report submitted to stakeholders for stakeholder's consumption. The report is indicating quarterly project progress. In the eighth quarter, little was done by the organization due to lack of funding. The organization never realized any funding from any development partner. Critically, financial support is required due to the vast number of OVCs and their multifaceted circumstances that exposes them to a lot of vulnerabilities. Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project The organization continues to economically empower orphans and their guardians in improved goats rearing as a means of raising incomes to support the orphans. However, the organization has been identifying OVCs in Pallisa, Kibuku, and Budaka districts, registering them and lobbying resources to support them. However, registration has been stopped due to the increasing number of OVCs and the limited financial resources of the organization. The board in a meeting decided to concentrate on the 320 orphans to ensure that they are fully supported before they embark on registering others.
In the last quarter, the organization never procured improved goats or passed over the first she goat delivered to the other OVCs. Three goats are pregnant and we expect to pass over the kids when they deliver in the next quarter. In the last quarter, the following were the only activities done: 1. Closely monitored the goats provided to OVCs in 10 households to ensure that they are fed and treated well. During this activity, a veterinary Doctor was involved and provided advisory services. 2. Visited 26 OVCs in 14 primary schools and one secondary school to establish their challenges at school. However, most of them study without lunch at school and this is affecting their studies. Most of them are poorly performing at school. Challenges 1. Limited financial resource is still the Major challenge because the major source of funding for the organization comes from donors and the project lacks adequate donors to finance its projects. 2. Resource mobilization skills are still a challenge by the organization and that is why the financial base is limited. 3. There is still dropout of our OVCs in schools due to hunger because the goat's project has not started yielding incomes. 4. Delay of the project to yield incomes, forces OVCs to go for child labour and dropping out of school. Recommendation The organization continues to requests all its donors to continue providing financial support and also linking this project in order for financial support in order to liberate the orphans who live depressed livelihoods
This testimony is from Ibrahim who was born in 2001 ad is now 12 years old in primary five. His parents were Margret Naula and zed Mukama who both died of HIV/AIDS in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Ibrahim is under the responsibility of his aunt Miss. Jane Kamede. Ibrahim was identified during school hours when he was under child labour. Interacting with him, he narrated the story of his suffering as an orphan. He said that her parents died, he was staying with Aunt Jane Kamede who a widow is conducting peasant farming. He said he gets one meal a day at home that dinner and lacks clothes. At school, he further said he doesn't get lunch and his life live in hard situation. Further more, he said he engages himself by digging for people after school and on weekends to secure some money for buying scholastic materials and clothes. He was promising to drop out of school due to hunger. However, he has the interest to study. The organization made an attempt to rescue Ibrahim from this hard situation. The project leader visited the aunt of Ibrahim and had meeting with his aunt in which she narrated her background and that of Ibrahim. The family of Aunt Jane is financially incapacitated and she is sick, an enable to do manual labour like digging. She narrated that her major problem is support Ibrahim because her life is also going.The project leader requested aunt Jane Kamede to allow the project provide some support to Ibrahim while at her home. The project leader requested Jane to stop allowing Ibrahim to engage in work that is meant for getting money as this is child labour. The organization pledged to provide scholastic materials for Ibrahim and promised to give Ibrahim an in improved goat rearing in order to raise house hold incomes and to use its dagger as manure for growing vegetables around their cot yard Jane Kamede got happy and owned up Ibrahim and is willing to take up the goat's project to ensure sustainable income generation. He pledged to be with Ibrahim and care for him responsibly. However, Ibrahim's prayer is to become an engineer. This story and the position exactly describe Ibrahim's life and this is how most of our orphans are obtained in rural areas in Pallisa, Kibuku and Budaka Districts.
Prepared by Namwoyo Samson Project leader