SORAK Development Agency(SDA)

SDA's mission is to create a unified voice of women, youths and other vulnerable groups that influences the protection of human rights and opportunities in favour of vulnerable sections in Uganda through capacity building, networking, advocacy, livelihood support and partnership; and our aims include; 1. Improved quality of life 2. Improved livelihoods 3. Capacity building 4. Stigma among sick and persons with disabilities persons reduced
Nov 25, 2015

From footing to a bicyle with one piglet

Tomasi the proud beneficiary of Global Giving
Tomasi the proud beneficiary of Global Giving

Tomasi is aged 13, an orphan who was discovered in 2011 with an ageing grandmother.

The grandmother had lost his son and daughter in law to HIV and AIDS 2 years before SORAK intervention.

The household of five persons including Tomasi who was by then aged 9 years old and the eldest aong the four orphaned siblings left with a grandmother.

" This grandson of mine toma is my husbaband,...since the death of his mother and father, he had shouldered every this..., going to the shops to buy salt,looking after our two chicken,...He also cares for his young ones including bathing them when he fetches water on his head from a pond which is 3 miles from here...

i dont know what will happen because i know iam soon dying and .Toma's uncles are careless ,poor and resorted to only consuming alcohol...I also suspect that  they may also be sick with 'silim'(AIDS)...

These and more were the words spoken by Tomasi's grandmother when SORAK provided a piglet to the household in 2011.

SORAK visited the Tomasis'  in October 2015 but we were suddaned to learn of the demise of the grand mother.

"You are welcome but your best friend and our best best friend, who had turned out to be everything to us died.! Tomasi explained to SORAK team of vistors,...when found just a few metres from home going to fetch water.I now manage the home,... i go to school three days a week, because on a friday i have to go to the weekly market to sale food stuffs and fruits and a mondays is when i collect those food stuffs from farmers. When i sell i make profit of 6000 UGX(about 2 $) per week .

But the pig you gave us was the blessing to our family. The first time it produced 8 piglets, we sold 6 and remained with 2 plus the old one,...The second time it produced twelve we sold all and got 600,000UGX.That was before the death of grand mother.We then bought this bicycle when it was new at 250,000 UGX ,grand mother kept the balance that kept us going.This year we sold our old pig and we have two grand piglets., God should always be with you SORAK man and those women you moved with"

These  and others are testimonies from the field in Mubende, showing the beauty and strengths of investing Your hard earned dollar dear Global giving donor. A piglet of only 5 $ has changed lives.

We are almost coming to half od our target, but it is taking long, because we set fire to the needy souls in our communities that are always comming for support like this one above.

Dear  donors, an extra 5$,10$, ro 20 $ can improve lives of many more Tomasi's of our community-Mubende-Uganda.

Aug 24, 2015

Alex, 14, full orphan, HIV-positive

Alex
Alex

Alex is Fourteen year old but does not at all look it. The shy boy of stunted growth lost both parents to Aids and lives with his granny. He himself is HIV-positive – and that is not at all easy. But things have improved considerably since SORAK Development Agency with funding from Global giving came to support his Granny who were included the SORAK widow goat rearing programme. Among other things Alex and his 72 year old granny, now have a small income, which they earn from selling art crafts. They raised the materials for making the crafts after selling one of the goats kid that had come of size– a huge relief – and the child gets two meals per day since SORAK Development Agency provided support to his granny –widow affected by HIV and AIDS. This and more are some of the milestone being made by a few dollars well spent by donating to SORAK Development Agency,20$ have for instance changed life of Alex and his granny despite their HIV/AIDS situation. They are bound to live longer than they had anticipated!.Thanks to global giving and funding partners.


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May 7, 2015

When $12 Saved Jane from Death

Puzzled Jane
Puzzled Jane

When SORAK program staff reached out to Nabingoola HCIII, checking on the progress of her Widow membership and how they went on with HIV/AIDS treatment, the staffs’ eyes came face to face to and adolescent in set, whose health had terribly deteriorated. She had come to the health unit complaining of endless fevers, diarhoea, headache and cough.
Even before screening her for HIV/AIDS, Jane had all the signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS. She was in a situation un heard of at least in the last 5 years when HIV/AIDS victims used to die ignorantly.
With support from SORAK counselors, Jane was tested for HIV and found positive. She had lost all her parents to HIV/AIDS before celebrating her 1st birth day.
“I don’t know if can live for another one week’’ lamented Jane to SORAK Counselor.
The health unit provided Jane with septrin hence initiating her to HIVAIDS treatment. Jane needed urgent attention to enhance her immunity.

With only $12, SORAK rushed for an immune boaster for Jane in March 2015 (see packet handled by Jane). This is however still expensive for the majority rural vulnerable and impoverished women and girls.
One month later, Jane’s health and physical appearance greatly improved. She is shading off the aging like skin, and can afford a smile .Jane now hopes to live longer and even marry!
There are many more other ‘Janes’ in our community whose lives needs to be prolonged a little longer with only a few dollars like what the $12 did for Jane. Many more girls and widows of Jane’s caliber have flocked to SORAK for that magic, immune boaster that improve CD4 counts of HIV/AIDS infected persons.
Our hope of saving and prolonging many more lost souls lies in the continued support of our past, current and the future donors.

Early June 2015, SORAK will update you all partners,friends and donors on how Jane is progressing and responding to HIV/AIDS treatment.

Jane supported
Jane supported

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