JOY AN ORPHAN WITH HER SE GOAT
Summary of project activities
Kagumu Development Organization is a nongovernmental organization based in Kibuku district in Eastern Uganda. The organization’s major programmes are Operation of a Health centre 111, Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying of human rights and good governance.
This is the eleventh quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats’ project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of any kinds to this project
Thanks go to Global Giving team for the wonderful work being done. We have secured support from five donors towards the project. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.
Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project
Kagumu Development Organization has done commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children are still living miserable livelihood due to low progress of the project as a result of limited financial support from development partners to facilitate project expansion. Out of the 320 orphans, only 17% have their household income improved through this project. However, out of the 31OVCs visited in schools, only 14 (45%) study without lunch at school and this is affecting their academic performance.
Due to limited resources, the organization managed to implement the following;
- Monitored 18 OVCs 24 households
- Visited 45 OVCs in 15 primary schools and 4secondary schools
- Procured and distributed drugs to treat goats of 13 orphans
Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;
- High expectations from the beneficiaries
- Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
- Increased dropout of some of our OVCs from school due to hunger as some of them cannot afford to pay for meals and scholastic materials.
- The organization has got limited financial resource to cater for the whelming number of OVCs
This project is viable and can improve OVC household’s income and food security. Therefore, the organization continues to request all donors who may come across this project to be part of us and to give a helping hand to our OVCs and also linking this project to various donors if possible for the good of the new generation that currently live depressed livelihoods
Testimony from one beneficiary
This is a testimony of David son of late of Lyomoki David of Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. David is 15 year boy and HIV/AIDS positive and had refused to take ARVs when he was tested HIV Positive. He also dropped out of school in senior three and concentrated on drinking. The project leader cited David in a local bar and counseled him. The project manager continuously counseled David and he invited him to his office on several occasions for guidance and counseling and now is reformed. He joined a vocational school for welding and metal fabrication course at Nagwere Technical School in Pallisa District. The organization supports him with scholastic materials and is the next beneficiary of improved goat. However, he vows to open up his own workshop to earn daily living.
This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda. OVCs support can improve their livelihoods and make them do better in school and can lead them to good citizen.