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Oct 30, 2019

You rebuilt Allen's income brick by brick

Allen standing next to her bricks
Allen standing next to her bricks

Allen is a 62-year-old grandmother that takes care of her 10-year-old granddaughter Adrine. Since Allen could remember she had always farmed to feed her family. In recent years, Allen has not able to successfully farm because of natural threats like droughts in Uganda. During a Granny Group meeting, Allen was encouraged to diversify her income so she could still meet her family’s needs. After several meetings, Allen came up with an idea to sell bricks due to the low competition in her community. Other members in the community lacked good soil to make brick, but Allen’s soil was perfect! Allen was able to borrow a microloan of $162 from her granny group fund. Like Allen, many grandmothers benefit from the funds given to their Granny Groups.

Allen used the loan to hire workers to make bricks on her land. After the bricks were made, she would sell them in her community and neighboring districts. Allen has been able to service her loan on time monthly by using the income she gets from her small coffee garden and banana plantation. Since she makes her payments on time, she is able to borrow more money to support her brick business.

Allen is so thankful for you! You helped her start a new business and now she’s confident that she will always be able to feed her family.

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Oct 30, 2019

You are healing communities

Since creating EDJA, you’ve fought alongside your community to combated sexual and domestic violence. In three years, more than 400,000 people have been educated about sexual and domestic violence through school visits and radio programs. The community education you provide is helping improve the understanding of sexual assault.

This year you built two EDJA Healing Centers in Kambuga and Kanungu, giving survivors places they can go to receive help and medical care. In the last four months, you’ve registered an estimated 106 survivors. Thanks to your support, all survivors received FREE counseling, medical, and legal support. Though survivors in your community may receive support, many still face the trauma of their experience, but they have you in their corner.

Because of your support, students are able to stay in school and grandmothers are able to keep providing for their families. Thank you for being a hero!

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Oct 30, 2019

Take a SHOT at saving lives

Nyaka students receiving Measles immunization
Nyaka students receiving Measles immunization

You provide access to healthcare services in your community year-round. You provide HIV/AIDS testing, immunizations, medicine, dental services, family planning, and much more. Providing health care services allows Nyaka children to grow and learn in a healthy environment. Could you imagine being sick, but not having access to healthcare to get better? You allow students and grandmothers to receive the medical help they need quickly at no cost to them.

Before you sent nurses into your schools to give immunization shots to students, many students were getting sick and missing days of school. Those immunizations resulted in students getting sick less and missing fewer days of school. Every year students and their guardians are tested for HIV, helping us to catch the virus early. When a child or grandmother tests positive, you allow them to receive treatment. Treatment to helps to slow down or stop HIV from progressing into AIDS and decreases the likeliness that they’ll spread it to others.

By continuing to providing healthcare, YOU are extending the lives of members in the community. Thank you!

Immunization at Kutamba
Immunization at Kutamba

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