Dec 12, 2017

Build Capacity for food security and nutrition

A family member keeping goats
A family member keeping goats

We at Empowerment For the Poor Uganda continue to appreciate your love, kindness, support, and generosity. Thank you very much! With your generous support we have been able to increase access to food security and nutrition to a total of 300 vulnerable children and their households through providing individuals, families and communities with knowledge and skills for healthier eating, nutrition education that makes a real difference.

 

At the start of this rainy season, we have been able to promote food availability, food access and food utilization issues in order to sustainably reduce food insecurity among poor households and communities. Households have also been empowered with techniques of reducing underlying vulnerability to natural disasters like prolonged drought spell, increases temperatures, unreliable rains through promoting organic farming, tree planting and animal husbandry. The increased food availability in homes has increased children’s school attendance and retention as well as their academic performance.

 

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the gracious and kind support of our friends like you. You cannot imagine how much strength your support has given us. Today, there is much joy to see that children have enough nutritious foods on their table, their families can afford to even sell some food where they get an extra income. For example Mulawa not real  aged 13 years (not real names)   whose family  experienced great transformation has this story to tell.

 

These days we have enough food at home. My grand mother has vegetable kitchen gardens and goats. We have cereals, grains and nuts. We eat 3 meals a day and we are assured of a variety of fruits anytime. Even at our school we eat enough food” he asserted

 

Our program is on a steady progress of impacting many households and transforming the lives of many more children and their families in our communities. We sincerely thank you for your support, which has continued to change the lives of children; they are now happy and healthy. To continue transforming the lives of children, we to invite you to consider giving regularly to this project.

Thank you.

Organic farming promotion
Organic farming promotion
Availability of food
Availability of food
Organic farming promotion
Organic farming promotion
Farming for household strengthening
Farming for household strengthening
Sep 8, 2017

Commited to Sustain Smiles on Faces of Children

Nasasira geting his lunch
Nasasira geting his lunch

We at Empowerment For the Poor Uganda have a lot to be thankful for this year. We’ve been lucky to see thankfulness and big smiles on the faces of the children we serve whenever we put food on their plates. An hungry and a sick child can not smile Its because of the generosity and kindness of friends and supporters like you that we have been able to make this big difference in the lives of children.

The disastrous harvest failure in this year that affected Uganda especially in Apac and Ibanda districts where our project operates exposed many children from poor and vulnerable households to severe hunger and this resulted into negative coping mechanisms among many school going children especially girls by withdrawing from school in search for food and boys opting for child labor.

Empowerment For the Poor- Uganda Orphans and Children Centers have continued to be a refugee to a total of 300 Orphans and vulnerable children where children are educated and also provided with lunch every day to promote their academic performance. Maranatha and Ramah, our two Children’s Support Centers ensure that children get food on the table.

We are commited to sustain the smiles on faces of children. For example Nasasira aged 12 years whose family experienced severe drought has a story to tell.

"At the beginning of this year my grandmother planted maize and beans, but dew to the scorching son,there was no harvest which brought terrible hunger in our home,” Nasasira recalls. “But myself and my siblings,we were assured of lunch every day at Maranatha Children’s Center where we attend school .”

Nasasira’s grandmother is an old woman and their household survives on entirely agriculture. But the drought affected food production, she even had no money to buy foodstuffs elsewhere due to the lack of income, Moreover, food in the markets is scarce and prices have risen dramatically. This is the situation for Nasasira’s family and many others in our program.

Once again thank you very much for your support, which has continued to change, lives of children. They are now happy and health. To reach our objective, we continue to invite you to consider giving regularly to this project.

Thank you.

Lining up for lunch is always a joy for children
Lining up for lunch is always a joy for children
Delightful smiles from Ramah  Children's Center
Delightful smiles from Ramah Children's Center
Children enjoying a fruits
Children enjoying a fruits
every one affords to smile during lunch time
every one affords to smile during lunch time

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Jun 12, 2017

Lunch for children's education and health

Children enjoying a meal at Maranatha
Children enjoying a meal at Maranatha

Empowerment For the Poor-Uganda Orphans Children Centers – Maranatha and Ramah in Northern and Western Uganda respectively are steadily continuing with education of children this term despite the devastating hunger that has made many children drop out of schools as starvation in drought prone districts of Uganda reach worrying levels. Thanks to your kindness and generosity for all our 300 children eat lunch every day. With your support to this project, we were able to buy cereals and nuts which included maize flour for posho and porridge, rice, beans, millet, sorghum, soya and peas which has helped us to put food on the table for children. We are waiting for the rains to ensure that we plant potatoes, squashes, carrots, onions, garlic as well as veggies with shorter shelf lives, such as tomatoes, peppers, and kale and at the same time encouraging their caregivers to do so.

A hungry child can't concentrate and hunger is a frequent experience for the children in our school. Children attending our education programme come from the poorest and severely hunger stricken families and therefore most of the times they rely on the meals we serve in school since at home they hardly get enough food. This attracts them to attend school regularly and get concentration in class therefore your contribution greatly support children’s health and education.

When the bell rings for lunchtime, children ran to queue up in their class groups to wait for their food.  The most interesting thing is see how the children eat their food with delight and merry. After lunch, the children set for a busy afternoon with ease.

Thank you for supporting this program. Your help as made a big difference in the lives of children. They now wear big smiles on their faces. We would like to invite you to consider giving regularly to this programme to be able to reach our target

Thank you.

Children pose for a photo after a meal at Ramah
Children pose for a photo after a meal at Ramah
Children line for food at Ramah Orphan's Center
Children line for food at Ramah Orphan's Center
Children line for food at Ramah Orphan's Center
Children line for food at Ramah Orphan's Center
 
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