SORAK Development Agency(SDA)

SDA's mission is to create a unified voice of women, youths and other vulnerable groups that influences the protection of human rights and opportunities in favour of vulnerable sections in Uganda through capacity building, networking, advocacy, livelihood support and partnership; and our aims include; 1. Improved quality of life 2. Improved livelihoods 3. Capacity building 4. Stigma among sick and persons with disabilities persons reduced
Sep 6, 2013

widows venture into lemon grass production

Widows now venture into Lemon grass growing for essential oils production and sales

SORAK is pleased to report to her global giving donors that the support provided since 2010 has helped to prepare widows into organized and productive groups.

These groups have had the opportunity to get support from the recently introduced project of lemon grass growing. The Common Wealth of Australia has provided SORAK and vulnerable groups to grow lemon grass and distil essential oils from this unique crop.

In addition to goats, chicken and piglets, widows will now have the opportunity to sell lemon grass on a sustainable basis with a lot of environmental benefits

May 1, 2013

HIV/AIDS affected widows made happy mothers

When SORAK carried out the inception beneficiary assessment survey in later 2010 Annette was found in a devastated situation. Being a young Widow with only two children, she could not believe that it was still possible to bear a child who is free from HIV/AIDS. SORAK integrated her livelihood support of two piglets that multiplied with PMTCT counseling making her able to adhere to ARVs, improved her nutrition. For 3 years she had she lived with 5 people in a shack made of tarpaulin covering an area of 4 by 4 meters. She had one cup of corn and gathered vegetables per day to feed her entire family. Since her husband had died 2 years before SORAK intervention the patch of land that she and her husband once owned together was taken away from them by the family of her husband. The tradition stipulates that the land belongs to the man. After his death, the land automatically became the property of his family. Annette worked for a long time on the land of others, but did not earn enough to send the children to school.

Annette was discovered this April after our two years of intervention once again a happy mother of a bouncing 7 month old baby. Having respected our PMTCT counseling and adherence to routine medical checks, the baby has been saved from HIV/AIDs.

Dear colleagues, your hard earned dollar, can mean a lot to the lives of our suffering and vulnerable mothers. An extra dollar is most welcome.

Feb 1, 2013

Ediths'story of success

Edith was all praises for SORAK Development Agency’s intervention. When our Programme staff visited her later early 2011 among other widows affected by HIV/AIDS little did she know that she would still be alive?

Edith was finally selected to benefit from our improving livelihood project. She preferred to be provided with chicken and hence got 10 of them.

When SORAK Executive Director visited Edith, she had all the joy.She indicated that her health had improved,can now afford eggs as a good diet for her HIV/AIDS affected immune system.She can sell eggs.She has also multplied her chicken increasing from 10 to 60. Edith indicated that she has sold some chicken,especially the old stock and cocks,otherwise they would have been more.

Dear supporters do you see how your few hard earned dollars can mean a lot to the lives of our once suffering HIV/AIDS widows!;your extra 40$ can assist one other widow.

Thank you for your support;

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