A rural retail shop
The eigtheen beneficiaries who have profitted from our first round of Income Generating Activities are doing well with a few exceptions who need more follow-up. They have been working hard during this rainy season and quite a number of them will see the benefits and profits in a few weeks/months time.
Just to give you an idea of what kind of activities the beneficiaries are involved in:
* One lady bought 5 goats and currently the goats are pregnant so this will benefit her family greatly.
* One lady opened a small tea house, she is doing okay but needs more follow-up
* One father of two children expanded his shop and now he is doing very well. The government even helped him with the provision of free space for his shop. This is an HIV positive father and thanks to this assistance he is healthy and able to keep his children with him.
* One godfather has expanded his agricultural activities and is seeing an increase in his produce
* One father has bought goats and they are pregnant, this will greatly benefit his family.
* One grandfather has expanded his shop a little bit and added sheep as well. He is making enough profit to enable him to look after his grand child.
* One mother has bought goats and they are doing well.
* One uncle bought improved seeds and fertilizer for his farm to increase his crop production and he is doing well, in a few weeks it will be harvest time.
* One aunt has started a retail shop and is doing well.
* One aunt has expanded a retail shop and is doing well.
* One grandfather bought extra sheep and is doing well.
All children have been visited, they are going to school and are happy and healthy, the caregivers take good care of them
We do intensive follow-up with the beneficiaries to make sure that they work hard and still provide for the re-unified children.
We are very pleased with the succes of this project, which is also highly appreciated by the government, and we want to thank all our donors for helping us to make this possible!
Sheep and goat, a good market for IGA