Oct 3, 2019

You provided Jolly with a sustainable life

Jolly in her store
Jolly in her store

58-year-old Jolly lives with her 12-year-old grandchild in Rutoma village. Soon after giving birth, Jolly’s daughter left to find work but never returned. Many grannies in situations like Jolly benefits from the funds given to their Granny Groups. Jolly was able to borrow a microloan of $95. During a Granny Group meeting, Grandmothers were encouraged to diversify their business and incomes. Right then Jolly decided to stop depending solely on farming and decided to sell her sorghum (source of grain and feed for livestock) allowing her to save $108. Jolly added her savings to the microloan and established a small retail shop. Her store sells an assortment of goods like soft drinks, soap, toilet papers, tomatoes, onions, and more. Jolly believes maximizing her time is the best way to maximize revenue, so while she’s waiting for customers she weaves baskets, which she also sells at her store.

Her business is expanding steadily. Jolly is able to meet all her family’s basic needs, pay school fees for her grandchild and service her group loan on time. Jolly says that that funds you provide have helped her to live a sustainable life. Not only have you greatly improved Jolly and her grandchild’s economic standards of living, but you have also ensured they have enough food even in times of food crisis.

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE

 

 

Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS'  is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community. 

 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS  

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Oct 3, 2019

You made Kara fearless

Kara was only 10-years-old when her mother left her at home to cook dinner alone. While cooking, an unfamiliar man approached her asking questions. Kara sweetly answered his question not thinking much about it. He persuaded Kara to follow him into the woods by saying he’d give her money for more food. Kara being an innocent child followed him. After reaching a distance from her house, he began to rape her. She began to cry in pain, but he threatened to kill her if she continued to cry. After Kara’s assault, her family searched for ways to find justice. You gave Kara and her family the justice they were looking for when they found EDJA. The perpetrator was caught by EDJA’s legal team and brought to the police. The community was overjoyed to have him put behind bars. He not only sexual assaulted Kara but many other girls in her community, but unlike Kara, they kept quiet about their attacks.

You guided Kara towards healing. After her attack, Kara was able to receive medical treatment and counseling. She can now move forward and go to school without fear.

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE

 

Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS'  is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community. 

 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS  

Links:

Oct 3, 2019

Female attendance on the rise in YOUR schools!

Students ranging from Primary to University students started the school year in February. We are proud to have 780 students enrolled in your schools this year! Out of the 780 students enrolled, a total of 56% of students are female. Making female attendance up 2% from last year!

 

Your efforts and encouragement have given girls the strength to attend school. Every donation made to EDJA has made female students feel safer to walk to and from school. We also welcomed a few new bright girls in the nursery classes this year in Nyaka Primary School and Kutamba Primary School. 

Many girls like Amelia are grateful to be able to go to school. Amelia’s Grandmother enrolled her in Nyaka after being orphaned. After starting at Nyaka, Amelia learned how to read and write. Amelia is now a Primary Seven student in the debate club. Because of the debate club, Amelia wants to use her voice to become an advocate to speak up for other children.

You helped many students like Amelia find their dreams. Many students wouldn’t be in school at all if it wasn’t for the support they receive from you!

 

 

Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE

 

Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS'  is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community. 

 

Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS 

Links:

 
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