Sep 25, 2021

Because of You we are Resilient

Food Aid Distribution
Food Aid Distribution

The reality and effect of COVID-19 has threatened the stability of food security, health and human rights, and it has challenged the us to reflect on how we can in this global village. Since women globally comprise 43% of the agricultural workforce. We are recognizing the importance of women in this critical area and we  have committed to supporting them with microloans to enable them to open land and buy seeds is not only as a quick solution but a sustainable one. We have provided self reliance business training and disbursed microloans includinge 650 agro loan to boost food security in Uganda.

In the emergency situation we have distributed food aid to 872 families enabling them to have constant supply of food, we have are supporting health workers and frontline workers with PPEs and Hand sanitizer to keep them safe.

The measures imposed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda have resulted in economic stress in families that are putting girls and women at a disadvantage. Many have been cut off from essential sexual and reproductive health services, economic activities, and social networks. 

"When the government announced lockdowns my family used their savings to stock on food and supplies, but sanitary pads were not considered. Those are normally considered a luxury. I am always glad to go to school as we can get the lucky girl pads from school,” Milam explains.

We responded by working with the District Task Force formed by the Ugandan government to distribute 6,015 sanitary pads to adolescent girls in and educational learning materails to young situdents sitted at since schools are clossed in Uganda. "There are millions of girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic having been used to accessing sanitary towels in schools," Monica says.

All these achievements are because of your generous contribution enabling resilience for many families in Ugandan.

We hope you find this partnership valuable and worthwhile. Please help us tell our story to your friends and family about this important project you can as well share our link on social media, or just bring us in your conversations.We'd love to hear your story about why youve picked our project and we think your friends would like too. 

Supping Girls with sanitary pads
Supping Girls with sanitary pads
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers
supporting front-liners with hand sanitizers

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Sep 25, 2021

You Supported women's economic independence

Support 650 women agro loans
Support 650 women agro loans

We supported 650 smallholder farmers thruogh training and financing their agro projects and making seeds available to enable them to plant and mitigate the rooming food insecurity in the region and also opening their micro business to support their daily family needs

Our smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda are disproportionately at risk of food insecurity themselves, with low incomes and restricted movements a major reason for that. The COVID-19 Crisis has greatly affected their ability to produce food at a time when food supply should remain adequate for everyone in the region.

Hunger and malnutrition continue to be the greater enemy, which the pandemic threatens to capitalize on as the fuel for further devastation. Therefore, we have realigned our priorities to give the right to food its due prominence which is the best hope against a COVID-19 pandemic for which there exists no known antidote to date.

You supported women’s economic independence through provision of micro loan at the time need most 

I hope you find this partnership valuable and worthwhile. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project by sharing the link to our GlobalGiving project on social media, or just bring us up in conversation. We’d love to hear the story about why you’ve picked our project, and we think your friends would too.


 

Women reopen their small business using microloans
Women reopen their small business using microloans
Business instills self reliance among women
Business instills self reliance among women

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Sep 23, 2021

7 DAYS WOULD HAVE BEEN A CELEBRATION

Rebeca at School Receiving pads
Rebeca at School Receiving pads

“My first period came when I was 13 in the middle of lesson at school - says Rebeca, 16, from Gulu in Northern Uganda. “When I saw blood on my knickers, I rushed to ask my friend where it was coming from. She said I had started menstruating, but I didn’t understand what she meant.”

Rebecca was advised to have a bath and tell her mother about what had happened. “My mother told me not to play with boys again because I have now grown,” says Rebeca. “When I asked her about the pads, she told me she uses Old cloths and I should use the same. I got a cloth we were no longer using, tore it into pieces, washed it and dried it properly. That’s how I managed my first period and for the long time to follow, at times my school dress got stained and students laughed at me”

Rebeca further asked her friends about managing their periods. “Some told me they use rags, others said they use disposable pads but my parents refused to buy me sanitary pads. Fearing I would stain my school dress, I decided not to go back to school until my periods are done”

Unaware, her period was set to last for longer than days, Rebeca was shocked when the bleeding continued. “It took a full week - 7 school days I missed classes. I was forced to go back to my mother and ask for pads again as I got bruises every time, I used cotton cloth. She still refused. That’s when I started doing manual labour, digging for people, to earn money for pads. When I failed to earn enough, I started using rags again.”Rebeca now has access to sanitary pads through the Healthy Periods initiative implemented by Volunteer Action Network

Volunteer Action Network supports 600 girls with sanitary pads on a monthly basis making sure they stay in school and concentrate on their studies something that has improved their self-esteem and performance in class. We are committed to continues the production and distribution of pads, educate and creating awareness about period poverty and its side effects. We relly heavily on your generoug contribution to make access to sanitary pads a reality to girls and women in Norther Uganda. We kindly ask for your donation towards make Heathy Periods Initative continue reaching deserving girls and women.

Students Receiving pads at school
Students Receiving pads at school
Jeniffer Dedicates her full time producing pads
Jeniffer Dedicates her full time producing pads

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