Summary Kagumu Development Organization is hereby present its quarterly report on support to 320 orphans with improved goats in Kibuku, Pallisa and Budaka districts in eastern Uganda. The organization acknowledges support of all partners that have given both financial and material support to the project. Thanks are extended to global giving team for their organization of this system. Special thanks go to those who have provided both financial and material support to this project and may the Almighty God reward them abundantly. This is therefore report number four of the project submitted Global Giving and stakeholders for consumption. The report indicates the progress of the project for the three quarters with financial and moral support from the community. Due to limited resources coupled with the overwhelming number of OVCs, the organization provided limited support to few OVCs and some still continue living in difficult situation that exposes them to a lot of vulnerability like child labour, early sex and marriages among others. However, the organization continues to lobby and advocate for OVC rights and hereby request for support of other development partners to rescue these OVCs from the absolute poverty. Current status The following activities were implemented in this quarter: 1. Linked 25 households with our orphans to Kibuku District local government and benefited in NAADS programme. Households received improved ground nuts from 5 sub counties. Ground nuts were planted and yet to be weeded. 2. Conducted visit in 10 primary schools, provided psychosocial therapy and support to 43 orphans. However, OVCS were faced with a problem of lack of scholastic material and reports poor living condition at school because they were not being provided meals at school. 3. Conducted supervision and monitoring visits to 15 families with our orphans to ascertain whether they received support from the sub counties. Challenges 1. The organization is still faced with limited funding to support her orphans and vulnerable children. 2. OVCs in school study on empty stomachs and some lack scholastic materials. 3. There is still high expectation form OVCS and their families. Because of this, some guardians are losing hope. 4. The project is still limited due to limited resources by the organization and the community members Recommendation The organization requests all development partners to kindly support the project in order to rescue the orphans who are the future Ugandans. Testimony from the beneficiary Nankoma Sumini was born in 2001 and is now a 11 year old disabled girl whose parents (Mugoda Muhamad and Mwajab ) who died when he was five (5) years. The responsibility to care for this girl was taken over by the ground mother who is 68years, without sustainable household income generation. The grandmother is engaged in is subsistence farming and rearing of indigenous chicken for survival. The grandmother had been keeping this girl at home without taking her to school stating that the girl is disabled and cannot do anything. KADO located her just in the village with her grandmother without any support. She was without even a wheel chair to help her move to a pit latrine. During interaction with Nankoma and her grandmother, the project officer counseled both of them and the grandmother allowed her to go to school and joined Good hope primary school which is the nearest school. In the beginning of the term it was hard for her to go to school but with Gods luck KADO contacted the honorable Member of Parliament Kibuku District to support this girl with a wheel chair of which she responded positively. Currently during interaction with Nankoma, she narrates the story that she feeling good and happy because she is now exposed to environment. She says she was rotting in the village with the only grandmother who was even very rough on other children who could come to interact with her. However, she vows to study to meet her expectations. She only plays for her grandmother to live longer This story and the status of this girl is true and is used as another living story of what many orphans and vulnerable children are experiencing more disabled children KADO provides psychosocial therapy and scholastic materials to Nankoma in Good hope Primary School while the school proved her with food. Prepared by Namwoyo Samson Project leader
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