Empower 300 HIVpositive women with goats in Uganda

Dec 17, 2012

Ainembabazi lives a happy life now.

Ainembabazi with her goats
Ainembabazi with her goats


Ainembabazi Harriet of kawungu village, Wabusana in Kinuuka Sub – county lives with her four children, 3 boys and one girl all still in Primary section. Harriet received 2 goats this year in July 2012 after RACOBAO constructed her, a house, a pit latrine, Kitchen and beddings.  After releasing the situation she was in after the death of his dear husband, Harriet looked so miserable that at one time she even dropped the children in the house but due to the hard work of the local leaders she was brought back to look after her children but in worrying situation.

 Harriet is so much excited after her two goats manipulating into others that she can now sustain her needs and even taking care of her children. She thanks a lot RACOBAO that rescued her from the hut she was living in that was almost falling and the goats she was given that can even help her to buy food and continue with her tablets which she had dropped.

RACOBAO sincerely thanks the Global giving fundraisers’ for the work they are doing for the women living with HIV.

Ainembabazi with her goats
Ainembabazi with her goats
Sep 13, 2012

Goats improved Margaret's income

Margaret's with her goats

Margaret’s family did not have any source of income to sustain life with the basic needs. Therefore Margaret looked miserable with the maize flour she had received because she wanted money to buy other basic needs.  With funding from GlobalGiving RACOBAO decided to also support the same family with three goats to help her improve on her income.  She said, “I was living in a difficult life condition in my grass thatched house of mad and wattle with a small plot of land ¼ an acre and with no any animal to sustain my family income to be able to meet the basic needs like   food, clothing, home utensils, scholastic materials and paying school fees for my children. My life has changed and I thank God that RACOBAO gave me these goats, they are easily manageable and have quick returns, and very soon I will sell off the siblings and get money to buy basic needs  for my children ”.   

As RACOBAO we are very grateful to Global Giving for enhancing our capacity to reach such people.

Jun 18, 2012

The goats project made Martha happy

Martha and the two grandsons with their goats
Martha and the two grandsons with their goats

Martha aged 96 years lives with two orphans: Julius (13years) and John (12yrs) who lost both parents to HIV/AIDS in 2008. Martha much as is in her late nineties and her grandsons is happy of their fat and rapid multiplying goats which have helped them to meet most of their basic needs by selling off springs.

 “I received two goats in 2011 from RACOBAO which were under gestation and immediately after 3 months they produced 3 offspring’s. I sold two off springs and I was able pay school fees, buy scholastic materials, clothes, paraffin and soap for my grandsons. But before this support of goats RACOBAO had constructed a house, Kitchen, pit latrine and a water tank and given me  other sufficient kits like beds, blankets but still we lacked income to sustain our family fortunately  after getting these goats, I can now live a happy life because I can see my grand children going to school now in uniforms  with books and pencils” Martha said.

Thanks to GlobalGiving for enabling RACOBAO to make such families self-sustaining.

Mar 12, 2012

A magic source of livelihood


Aisha 56years has lived with AIDS since 2009. She lost her husband in 2006. She lives with a granddaughter aged 13years who lost both parents to AIDS.

 In 2010 she became bed ridden. Due to lack of support she sold most her property in order to sustain her life. She virtually remained with nothing except a small house where they lived.

In 2011, Aisha received two goats from RACOBAO under GlobalGiving Support. The goats have enhanced her sense of property ownership. The goats are her biggest asset now. The goats have now multiplied. Aisha recently said “we will be able to meet our household needs like buying food, paraffin, and food with the proceeds from the goats. I will be able to send my grandchild to school with the goats”.

Aisha now is living happily although on ARVs. She has hope in case of any problem, goats can her immediate rescue. She greatly thanks RACOBAO and Global Giving who have given her a chance to enjoy life like other families.

Dec 13, 2011

Immaculate's Hope after getting goats

Namirembe Immaculate  is a widow living with two children. Her husband died  of HIV/AIDS in 2005 and left her helpless with two children to fend for, yet she was also sickly. After the death of her  husband, Immaculate faced so many challenges, because she had no source of livelihood; She could not  meet her medical bills neither could she pay school fees and scholastic materials for her two children. However, RACOBAO volunteers kept in contact with her while giving her psycho-social support. When  RACOBAO received funds for the livestock project under the  GlobalGiving  fund Immaculate was selected by the volunteers to benefit under the project. She received 04 goats  which  have so far multiplied to 08 goats. However ,she has so far sold 03 goats to meet her medical bills also pay school fees and buy scholastic materials for her 02 children.

She is very grateful for GlobalGiving for the funds and bringing her hope without a husband.

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Stephen Ssenkima

Lyantonde, Uganda

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