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
Jan 7, 2014

A widow able to fend for OVCs

The support provided to our formely impoverished widows is continously yeilding positive results.

A widow who prefered to be supported with vegetable seedlings in addition to on garden mentoring,can now pay school fees for his14 year old orphan.

She is also able to buy milk for her 7 months old grand child-born from an HIV/AIDS positive 32 years old daughter.

The supported widow in photo,the son and the daughter mother to the baby not in photo were all praises for the support got from SORAK and global giving. She has to day established a road side vegetable selling stall where she earns $ 5 per day.This she could not dream of before global giving support.


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Sep 6, 2013

widows venture into lemon grass production

Widows now venture into Lemon grass growing for essential oils production and sales

SORAK is pleased to report to her global giving donors that the support provided since 2010 has helped to prepare widows into organized and productive groups.

These groups have had the opportunity to get support from the recently introduced project of lemon grass growing. The Common Wealth of Australia has provided SORAK and vulnerable groups to grow lemon grass and distil essential oils from this unique crop.

In addition to goats, chicken and piglets, widows will now have the opportunity to sell lemon grass on a sustainable basis with a lot of environmental benefits


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May 1, 2013

HIV/AIDS affected widows made happy mothers

When SORAK carried out the inception beneficiary assessment survey in later 2010 Annette was found in a devastated situation. Being a young Widow with only two children, she could not believe that it was still possible to bear a child who is free from HIV/AIDS. SORAK integrated her livelihood support of two piglets that multiplied with PMTCT counseling making her able to adhere to ARVs, improved her nutrition. For 3 years she had she lived with 5 people in a shack made of tarpaulin covering an area of 4 by 4 meters. She had one cup of corn and gathered vegetables per day to feed her entire family. Since her husband had died 2 years before SORAK intervention the patch of land that she and her husband once owned together was taken away from them by the family of her husband. The tradition stipulates that the land belongs to the man. After his death, the land automatically became the property of his family. Annette worked for a long time on the land of others, but did not earn enough to send the children to school.

Annette was discovered this April after our two years of intervention once again a happy mother of a bouncing 7 month old baby. Having respected our PMTCT counseling and adherence to routine medical checks, the baby has been saved from HIV/AIDs.

Dear colleagues, your hard earned dollar, can mean a lot to the lives of our suffering and vulnerable mothers. An extra dollar is most welcome.

 
   

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