Kagumu Development Organization

To improve the lives of communities through empowerment, service delivery and networking.
Apr 26, 2016

Reatin Orphan Girl Children in Schools in Uganda

Summary

Retention of orphan girl children project in budaka and Kibuku distract Eastern Uganda aims at empowering 49 widows in commercial vegetable growing to improve their family’s nutrition and income to pay school meals and scholastic materials for 1200 school going orphan girl children between 12-18years. The 49 widows is being empowered with modern knowledge and skills in vegetable growing and provided vegetable seeds, pesticides and spry pumps as a state up for the project. This is the January – April report and it is located on Globalgiving website and our website www.kagumudevelopment.org . The report clearly comprises of the progress of the project for the quarter ended March, 2016 with financial support from all stakeholders.

 

Current status

The following was done in the last quarter:

  1. Enrolled more three(4) widows to benefit from the project and they were given hands on farm training in vegetable growing
  2. Supervised and monitored 24 widows projects to ensure that they follow the recommended vegetable agronomic practices
  3. NO       widow harvested because it was a drought season
  4. Currently they are preparing their gardens ready for plantation
  5. Currently orphan are in schools and first term 2016 is ending 30th April, 2016

                                        

Challenges

  1. The organization is faced with limited funding to support widows to undergo commercial vegetables production in order to maximize production and sustain the buyers demand
  2. Some widows lack land and therefore, the organization hire land for them and they practice collective production.
  3. Only one out of 32 supported orphan girl children were defiled hence got pregnant therefore fore there is need to mainstream child protection activities in our project.

Recommendation
we submit our request to all development partners to extend their giving hand to the project to facilitate the implementation of this project in order to improve the social- economic empower of widow led households as this is the only viable project in terms of providing quick returns.


Testimony from the beneficiary



This is testimony from Edith the wife of late Bwire of Bulangira Sub County in Kibuku district who died and left Edith with five orphan girl children. late bwire died of HIV/AIDS after selling all the land he hard and the time he died there was no land left for the widow and the orphans. Bwire had not made a will and during the clan meeting to identify the hair members felt sad when they identified the widows had nothing for a living apart from the traditional house they were living in. the community felt concerned and requested our organization to give support. The organization accepted to take responsibility and enrolled Edith to benefit from this project. She is among the target beneficiary of this project, she was trained and provided with vegetable seeds and inputs to start vegetable growing project this April-june season. .

She promises to work hard and secure capital to educate her girl children who will procure land to compensate the sold land of their Father. she vow to implicate whoever, will defile her daughters.

This is a true story and explains how our project works in respect to support of orphan girl children in Uganda.

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Mar 14, 2016

Support 320 Orphans with goats in Uganda

NEWLY RECUITED OVC BENEFICIARIES
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;

  1. The organization received $339.33 from our donors to implement OVC projects
  2. Monitored project activities in 19 OVC households and met 22 OVCs
  3. Provided treatment for 35goats in 18 OVC households
  4. Provided 2 orphan a she goat each

 

Challenges

  1. High cost of improved breeder goats: The organization relies majorly on donor funding and each donor has priority areas for their funds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recommendation

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.  

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Jan 12, 2016

Reatin Orphan Girl Children in Schools in Uganda

JANE AND A CUSTOMER IN HER GLOCERY SHOP
JANE AND A CUSTOMER IN HER GLOCERY SHOP

Summary

Retention of orphan girl children project in budaka distract Eastern Uganda aims at empowering 49 widows in commercial vegetable growing to improve their family’s nutrition and income to pay school meals and scholastic materials for 1200 school going orphan girl children between 12-18years. The 49 widows are empowered with modern knowledge and skills in vegetable growing and provided vegetable seeds, pesticides and spry pumps as a state up for the project. This is the third report and it is located on global giving website and our website www.kagumudevelopment.org . The report clearly comprises of the progress of the project for the last quarter with financial support from all stakeholders.

 

Current status

The following was done in the last quarter:

  1. Enrolled more three(2) widows to benefit from the project and they were given hands on farm training in vegetable growing
  2. Supervised and monitored 15 widows projects to ensure that they follow the recommended vegetable agronomic practices
  3. 15 widows harvested and sold during Christmas season
  4. Widows successful harvested cabbage, eggplant, onion, sold to the existing local market at competitive prices
  5. Currently orphan are in holidays and their mothers will pay school dues beginning February term one 2016

                                               


Challenges

  1. The organization is faced with limited funding to support widows to undergo commercial vegetables production in order to maximize production and sustain the buyers demand
  2. Some widows lack land and therefore, the organization hire land for them and they practice collective production.
  3. 3 out of 32 supported orphan girl children were defiled hence got pregnant therefore fore there is need to mainstream child protection activities in our project.

Recommendation
we submit our request to all development partners to extend their giving hand to the project to facilitate the implementation of this project in order to improve the social- economic empower of widow led households as this is the only viable project in terms of providing quick returns.


Testimony from the beneficiary

This is testimony from Jane the wife of late Mukama of Kachomo Sub County in Budaka district who died and left Jane with two orphan girl children. Jane was found in a poor state and had lost hope because her late husband was a driver and could provide everything and she was not used to manual labour like agriculture. She was enrolled to benefit from this project because she nothing to a part from practicing subsistence agriculture. She was among the first beneficiary of this project who was trained and provided with vegetable seeds and inputs to start vegetable growing project.

She is among the widows who perform well that she is currently a trainer of trainees. her harvest is always very good because she all the skills she acquired and she has opened up a small grocery shop in the trading. She harvest and do not sell to middle men but she sell on retail herself. She   started procuring from other producers and her income has improved that she can afford to pay school dues for her children and pay for domestic requirements like treatment, food, clothing, sugar among others

 

She promise to work hard and begin operating a whole sell shop and educate her children to whatever level they will need. she vows to take any man who will defile her daughters in court of law because her two daughters are her hope in life.

 

This is a true story and explains how our project works in respect to support of orphan girl children in Uganda.

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