Summary of project activities
Kagumu Development Organization in the virtue of contributing to the reduction of HIV/AIDS in children and it is implementing a prevention of mother to child transmission PMTCT project and in Uganda. This is the fifth quarterly activity report of the project. The project is named “prevent HIV infections in children Ugandan” and it is implemented in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in collaboration with our donors under Global Giving arrangements and the community. The organization and beneficiaries extend appreciation for the support from all stakeholders to this project that is in cash, materially, morally and in kind. Further thanks are goes to global giving team for the wonderful work being done. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and consequently, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their utilization. The report gives information on the existing position of the orphans, challenges during project execution, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. On request, the organization asking for commentary and advises on how to make this project realize results.
Project activities includes; monitoring and evaluation, procure stationery for the office, facilitate transportation of blood samples for CD4 Count, Community mobilization and sensitization on PMTCT, contribution to health workers welfare, procure medical drugs and sundries and testing kits and procure mama kits and dissemination to mothers during their labour periods and delivery coaches
Current Status of prevention of HIV infection in children in Uganda
EMTCT services are still poor in the community because there is limited male involvement during antenatal and maternity visits. In addition, mothers still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and are exposed to HIV/AIDS.
In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;
The under listed challenges still exist and need to be solved in order to realize the project outcomes and impact:
All stake holders are requested to provide support to save the children in Uganda. Children being the tomorrow leaders.
Testimony from one beneficiary
This testimony is for Scovia was a pregnant mother who was tested HIV positive Lyama health centre II. She was enrolled for ART provided her with ARVs to be taking from home. However when she reached home she lost hope and disposed of the ARVs and never revealed to the husband about her status. Her health deteriorated and was brought to our health centre when in bad condition. At our health centre, she was counseled and she revealed as she was tested before and provided with ARVS but she disposed the drugs. through a lot of counseling and routine home visit of Scovia by our health staff, she accepted to continue with treatment and reporting to the health centre for antenatal care on a given schedule. We are very happy to report that Scovia delivered a baby girl who is free of HIV/AIDS and received a mama kit. she is still ARVs and report tom our health facility for regular medical examinations and treatment.
This story gives picture of the work of KADO in her health center III in relation to EMTCT and this is what is happening in rural communities in Uganda.
This is quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goat 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 expresses the development made in the May-July quarter. 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 improved 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 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.
The organization has got limited donors funding the projectand the communities where the project is located, most of the people are subsistence farmers with low income to male community contribution.
The organization continues to request all donors to be part of us and have a helping hand to this project for the social economic welfare of children particularly in Kibuku and Budaka districts
Musana is the son of late of Kapio of Kaderuna Sub County in Budaka district, Eastern Uganda. Musana is a 17 year old boy who is living with his uncle because the mother is helpless. Musana was being utilized by bricklayers on construction sites to provide unskilled labour. The project leader identified Musana on a construction site when he was monitoring the project. The project leader counseled him to go back to school such that he utilizes the opportunity of the Uganda secondary education. However, Musana refused saying he was comfortable has he was getting some money. He asked the organization to provide him with a sustainable income generation project such that he would go back to school next year when assured of income generation to pay for the school dues. The organization resolved to empower the helpless mother of Musana with a goats rearing project and she was given a she goat. Currently, musana is working while aware of going back to school and has started saving some money with the organization such that he will be added when he goes back to school. He vows to take a short course in bricklaying because it the course he has gained interest in. This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.
This project was designed to train 49 widows in commercial vegetable growing to enhance their sustainable income to pay school meals and scholastic materials for 1200 school going orphan girl children between 12-18years. The 49 widows will be provided with modern knowledge and skills in vegetable growing, vegetable seeds, pesticides and spry pumps to start projects. This the first report of retain orphan girl children in budaka distract Eastern Uganda and it is located on global giving website. The report indicates the progress of the project for the last quarter with financial and moral support from the community.
The following activities were implemented in the last quarter:
All development partners are requested to help organization to fundraise resources to facilitate the implementation of this project in order to empower widow led households support their orphan girl children in schools as this is the only way they could help these children live sustainable livelihood and be meaningful citizen.
Testimony from the beneficiary
This is testimony from Scovia the wife of late James of Kachomo Sub County in Budaka district. James died and left Scovia with three orphans of which two are girls and one a boy. The boy by the name John was taken over and supported by the uncle and he is in senior two while the sisters (Jane and Alice) were left in the hands of the mother (widow) such that they are brought up and married off to raise family income. Scovia had taken the idea and the two girls (orphans) had dropped out of school in the first term 2015. When Scovia heard of this project, she contacted us for advice on her daughters. The project officer advised her to take her orphan girl children to any Universal Primary school and she did it. Scovia and her two orphan girl children were registered by the organization as beneficiaries of this project and provided with seeds of cabbages, tomatoes, onions and eggplants for production and sell to raise income to support her daughters at school. Currently Scovia is managing gardens of cabbages, tomatoes, onions and eggplants and she is soon harvesting. Scovia vows that after sale of her produce she will support her orphan girl children until they qualify. she further vowed to take vegetable growing project as the major source of income
This is a true story and explains how rural orphan girls are forced for early marriages in Uganda despite their academic performance in class. Indeed in Uganda, particularly in budaka district most likely in the rural settings, when a man dies girl children are left under the control of their mother to educate them domestic work preparing them for marriage and the boy is taken and educated by the uncle preparing him to come and continue the family development.