Empowering 240 self-help groups in Gulu

by Karin Community Initiatives Uganda
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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
Apr 26, 2022

Ayac Village group dancing & moulding out of poverty!

Ayak women group engaged in pottery
Ayak women group engaged in pottery

Ayac is a small village located in Bungatira sub county – Gulu district. The locals are engaged mainly in subsistence agriculture; growing maize, millet or simsim for their own consumption and selling the surplus to market traders to earn an income and take their children to school. However, with the ever changing climatic conditions especially the prolonged dry season has left so many crops destroyed and thus plunging more families into abject poverty. Worse still, high unemployment and lack of skills in rural Ayac village is another major challenge that has resulted to extreme poverty among the youth. Many youth had resorted to crime and prostitution furthering the spread of the deadly HIV/AIDS virus in the community.

With failing crops coupled with high unemployment rates in the region and the desire to break the poverty chain, the Ayac villagers organized and established themselves into a local dance troupe to enable themselves create a continuous flow of income. The women have also egaged in pottery which has substantially improved their income, making the Ayac village group a positive influence in the community for the younger generation.

By supporting the Ayac Village to acquire land, the required dancing material especially uniforms and shoes has provided them with a competitive edge to perform at various paid events which has increased their income and thus improved their livelihoods.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the work of Ayak Village group over the years. We have valued your financial support and interest. Know that your contribution has assisted hundreds of households being able to move themselves out of poverty.

Ayak women group engaged in pottery
Ayak women group engaged in pottery
Ayak Village dance group
Ayak Village dance group
Ayak Village dance group
Ayak Village dance group

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Karin Community Initiatives Uganda

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Hope Okeny
Gulu, Gulu Uganda
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