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
Nov 5, 2012

Widow sells goat and ventures into retail trade

Matilda is one of our proud goat beneficiaries of the ‘improving livelihood of 200 widows affected by HIV/AIDS in Mubende district’ project.

She was visited in late September 2012.SORAK programme staff was happy to learn that Matilda’s goats provided in 2011 had multiplied. She had sold one of them raising $ 60. She used this as startup capital for a deep rural located retail shop. She deals in soap, salt, onions, and yellow bananas among others.

Matilda noted that she can now afford to meet her monthly travel expenses to Mubende Regional referral hospital for both regular reviews and collection of ARVs. The parent goat continues to produce as she earns profit from her retail shop.

Success achieved so far, has attracted more formerly stigmatized women and men to come out seeking similar support from SORAK Development Agency.

It is our prayer that all kind hearted individuals, charities, and philanthropists generously contribute to our project during this coming giving/donation season to enable us support many more widows. This will enable positive living, prolonged and decent life among widows living with HIV/AIDS.


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Aug 13, 2012

They begun with 1 piglet, 1 chicken and can now subsist

When this project begun with entrepreneurship skills training and the provision of widow own selected micro enterprises/items (piglets, chicken, goats etc) little did we know that these would mean a lot and add value to the lives of victims of the impact created by HIV/AIDS.

 In the past 3 months our staff has been monitoring and had the opportunity to interact with visited widows and their orphaned dependents. It was learned that the project had added a lot of value to their once limping living conditions. Widows were busy working with their ‘Out of school’ adolescents opting for piggery chicken rearing, and local fruit and snack retailing.

Orphaned girls –daughters to the widows can now afford basic needs like body jelly and sanitary kits. This has safeguarded them from seeking sex tied gifts from men and adults who are found of infecting them with HIV/AIDS through aggravated cross-generational sex.

Most of these girls now feel that they would like to go back to school or be equipped with vocational skills like hair dressing. Our esteemed supporters how can we meet that need?


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May 23, 2012

25 USD improves lives of widows affected by TB/HIV

 

Since 2011 ,SORAK Development Agency set out to support women affected by TB/HIV including widows,single mothers,grandmothers and adolescent girls.  Little did we know that 25$ would mean a lot and create such an everlasting and promising impact.

Early May 2012, SORAK programme staff visited one household of goat beneficiary.  We were happy to learn that the initial goat provided has produced kids which had now grown.  The mother goat was pregnant again and the beneficiary was in anticipation of another round of 2 kids.

It was all joy and that one kid had been sold off.The happy widow was now sure  of meeting her travel costs 30 kms to the hospital to get her monthly TB and ARVs dosage and assessment.The other goat kid will soon be given to another anxiously waiting beneficiary.It was all praises to SORAK.

All this cannot be possible without the support of global giving and  our dear donors and supporters.It is you and other that have brought smile to faces and lives that were once fading

 We still  need much more donation of this kind to enable us provide support to other vulnerable women who are continuously asking as to when we shall reach them.

It could your next contribution that will rejuvenate lives of another paid of poor widows in the next few days.

 

God Bless you All.

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