Economic empowerment to 240 local farmers in Gulu

by Karin Community Initiatives Uganda Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Many households in Northern Uganda still suffer from the effects of the two-decade civil war. The project will empower communities around the Karin health centers through projects that enable households to become self-reliant. These projects include modern farming, microloans, artisan training, safe water etc..Empowered households will be able to take care of their health, send their children to school and increase local incomes.

$29,200
total goal
$29,200
remaining
0
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

The instability that affected the northern region of Uganda resulted in mass abductions, conscription and coercions of countless adults and children below the age of 18 years old into rebel ranks, destruction of homes, murders and general destruction of all socio-economic activities. These led to gross violations of the human rights especially of children and women in the region.

Solution

Most families subsist on limited agricultural activities. Despite more livestock in the area, dairy farmers are constrained by persistently low livestock numbers, low milk productivity, poor access to markets, limited entrepreneurial skills and a dire lack of opportunities for value-addition. There are unlimited opportunities to develop this sector and it represents a niche market for development including expansion into regional and international markets.

Long-Term Impact

Processing agricultural and dairy products become a priority for both the government and private sector, it represents a niche for market development. In addition to a positive health impact, processing milk has considerable economic dividends as processed milk product prices are 50 to 100% higher than raw milk prices. Furthermore, domestic and regional market opportunities are opening. While accessing these markets requires increasing households' income whilst contributing to the local economy

Resources

http:/​/​www.karincommunity.org
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Organization Information

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.karincommunity.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Hope Okeny
Gulu, Gulu Uganda

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