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Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu

by Karin Community Initiatives Uganda Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified
Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu
Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu
Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu
Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu
Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu

Summary

Many households in Northern Uganda still suffer from the effects of the two-decade civil war. The project will empower groups around the Karin health centers through projects that enable households to become self-reliant. These projects include modern dairy farming, microloans, artisan training, Bio-sand filter safe water, value chain management, energy saving stoves, 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
7
months

Challenge

90% of Northern Uganda's population are agriculturalists, but poverty rates have remained greatest due to the past 20-year long insecurity. The region is characterized by good weather, relative peace/security, economic stability and land availability, which present an opportunity to drastically reduce rural poverty. However, constraining factors include the use of rudimentary agricultural tools, poor access to financial/other inputs, limited opportunities to build assets, disorganized markets.

Solution

The project goal is to improve the livelihoods of 20 families initially directly and 320 households indirectly by ensuring food security, increased household income and improved nutrition by the year 2021, through integrated interventions in dairy production, market-access/improvement, and knowledge/skills application. Other households will benefit from other services which will among others include AI services, training in fodder management, sustainable agriculture, environmental management

Long-Term Impact

The project will focus on supporting smallholder producers to improve their efforts and approaches to having sufficient food and products beyond their subsistence level. This will be by improving farmer's ability to increase production with integrated sustainable livestock farming with a focus on value chain which is a more "market-driven" approach to production.

Resources

http:/​/​www.karincommunity.org
website
facebook

Organization Information

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Hope Okeny
Gulu, Gulu Uganda
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through the 2018 Year-End Campaign. Terms and conditions apply.

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