Kagumu Development Organization

To improve the lives of communities through empowerment, service delivery and networking.
Jan 6, 2014

OFFER PMTCT SERVICES TO 2300 POOR UGANDAN WOMEN

A Health worker in antenatal room
A Health worker in antenatal room

Summary of project activities  

Kagumu Development Organization is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Kibuku District in Eastern Uganda. The organization major programmes are Operation of a health centre 111 Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Empowering Communities Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying on human rights and good governance and General business.

This is the first quarterly activity report on offer PMTCT services to 2300 poor Ugandan women implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in collaboration with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. The organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all stakeholders to this project that is in cash, materially, morally and in kind

Thanks are goes 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. 

Project activities includes; monitoring and evaluation, procure stationery for the office, facilitate transportation of blood samples for CD4 Count,  Community mobilization and sensitization on PMTCT, contribution to health workers welfare, procure medical drugs and sundries and testing kits and procure mama kits and dissemination to mothers during their labour periods and  delivery coaches

 

Current Status of Offer PMTCT Services to Ugandan Women Project 

 PMTCT services are still poor in the community. There is limited support involvement of male spouses during antenatal visits, mothers still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and are exposed to HIV/AIDS.

In the last quarter, the organization due to limited resources, managed to implement the following in our health center;

  1. 1.      Provided health education to 32 HIV positive women on family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  2. 2.      Tested 137 mothers during antenatal visits
  3. 3.      137 mothers attended antenatal visits
  4. 4.      24 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
  5. 5.      36 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
  6. 6.      28 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
  7. 7.      Transported blood samples of five infants for PCR-HIV DNA
  8. 8.      87 mothers attended postnatal care

 

Challenges

  1. Limited financial resource
  2. Low community awareness on PMTCT
  3. High expectations from the beneficiaries
  4. Limited support by local leaders to the project
  5. No mother received mama kits during deliveries in the quarter  

Recommendation

There is need for continues community awareness and education on PMTCT in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the infants and improve the health conditions of HIV pregnant mothers. This can only be done through increased financial support by all stakeholders.

Testimony from one beneficiary

This testimony is from Naula Elizabeth, a pregnant mother aged 32 from Kagumu village, Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku District. Elizabeth’s husband died of HIV/AIDS and she remained with three children. She got another man and conceiving, Elizabeth took seven months without attending antenatal visits due to stigma. She was using traditional herbs, and one day when she had stomach pain, she was advised to visit the health center. She developed confidence and went to the health center, where she was counseled, educated and tested for HIV/AIDS. When she received her results that she was negative, she felt very happy because her husband had died of HIV/AIDS. She narrated the story of the death of her husband and the way she was suffering with the children. She had lost hope and her plan was to commit suicide. However, after counseling, she gained hope and pledged to resume her duties and stick to only her current partner. Elizabeth pledged to become a community advisor so that other women go for HIV/AIDS counseling and testing.

This story is true and explains the work of KADO in the health center and in relation to PMTCT and really explains how poor rural pregnant Ugandan women spend their life styles

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

Jan 3, 2014

SUPPORT 320 ORPHANS WITH IMPROVED GOATS IN UGANDA

Stephen with his goats
Stephen with his goats

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;

  1. 1.       Project monitoring and evaluation in only 13 households
  2. 2.      Visited 31 OVCs in 14 primary schools and 1 secondary schools to establish their challenges at school.
  3. 3.      Made pass over of three she goats to three OCVCs that is  Indimiro Ibrahim, Lyomoki Joshua and Medei Stephen for breeding and passing over the first she goat to other OVCs

Challenges

Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;

  1. High expectations from the beneficiaries
  2. Increased  OVCs  going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Increased dropout of some of our OVCs from school due to hunger as some of them cannot afford to pay for meals and scholastic materials.
  4. 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 also due to lack of sustainable internet facilities. 

Recommendation

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. 

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Sep 24, 2013

SUPPORT 320 ORPHANS WITH IMPROVED GOATS IN UGANDA

previous state of isac
previous state of isac

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

ISAAC IN KADO OFFICES SUBMITING HIS REPORT
ISAAC IN KADO OFFICES SUBMITING HIS REPORT

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