NEWLY RECUITED OVC BENEFICIARIES
Summary of project activities
This is quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with goats in Uganda project in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa with financial support of donors under Global Giving provision and the community. The organization together with beneficiaries appreciates all donors for the support of the project. Global Giving team is appreciated for the wonderful work being done that has enabled the organization to receive support to manage the project. The report details implemented activities implemented in the month of December to febuary, 2015. It is compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders to enable them get the progress of the project. The details of the report is the current status of the orphans, project challenges recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.
Current status of Support 320 orphans with goats project
KADO is building the capacity of OVCs and their households in goat’s management through training, breading, dissemination of the goats to the selected OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not received goats. The rate of bleeding is low because of limited breeder she-goat and this has made project to realize limited impact. Some of our OVCs in schools study without uniform, school meals and at times lack scholastic materials due to limited household income of the caregivers.
In the last quarter December, 2015 to February, 2016 the organization managed to implement the following;
- The organization received $339.33 from our donors to implement OVC projects
- Monitored project activities in 19 OVC households and met 22 OVCs
- Provided treatment for 35goats in 18 OVC households
- Provided 2 orphan a she goat each
- High cost of improved breeder goats: The organization relies majorly on donor funding and each donor has priority areas for their funds.
- Increased OVCs going for child labour: Whereas there is universal primary school programme in the country where children do not pay school fees, there is need for payment of meals and scholastic materials. Lack funds to pay for the above requirements, forces children to go for child labour, early marriages, conduct cross generation sex and are at risk to HIV/AIDS.
- Low project cash flow.
We have got limited donors funding the projectand the communities where the project is located, most of the people are subsistence farmers with low income to make community contribution.
We kindly request all well-wishers to be part of us and have a helping hand to this project for the social economic welfare of our OVCs in Kibuku and Budaka districts
Testimony from one beneficiary
This testimony is from Jesca the daughter of late Joseph of Kadama Sub County in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. Jesca is now a 12 year old girl who is living with her aunt because the mother is helpless. Jesca was being utilized by her ant to sell chapatti in Kadama trading centre on the bus stage and she had dropped out of school. The project leader counseled her to go back to school such that she completes primary seven and utilizes the opportunity of the Mult Skilling Uganda project with support from World Bank. However, Jesca refused saying she lacks money to finance hr education because she is helpless and what she labours for is what she eats. Her further said she was comfortable of her life because she could at least earn something each day to make her life easy and secure some money for her sickly aunt. Through deep conversation with Jesca, the team leader made an appointment and visited her at home where they had deep conversation with Jesca’s aunt. In the conversation, the team leader managed and s to make Jesca’s aunt agree to take Jesca to school and the team leader promises her support of the organization. He asked the organization to provide her with a sustainable income generation project such that she would be implementing when she comes back from school in order ton secure sustainable incomes to pay her school dues. The organization will provide her with a she goat in April and train her in goats’ management. This first term of 2016, she reported to Kadama Primary School in six and the organization provided scholastic materials and registration fees and she promises to take tailoring and cutting of garments training course after primary seven. This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.