WOMEN’S REPORT OF 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021
The report comprises of our groups of women.
RWEN : 150
Tororo : 102
Bugiri : 75
Amon : 55
Total : 382
The number of women is larger due to Covid-19 and we had to include some other suffering families.
Care for OVC
Care for child headed families
HIV/ Aids (Long term survival skills)
Care for elderly women
Drama group for (Communication and sensitization)
Local goat rearing
Care for OVC
We take care of the above group making sure the school age going group go to school. This time we have a problem due to Covid-19. There is lockdown of schools and children don’t go to school. Taking care of them is hard they have grown, may not suit the levels where they belong. There is fear for some may not turn up.
Child headed families
Those sick especial those HIV/Aids positive, our counselors visit them and make sure they get drugs in time.
We give them food that is posho and beans and some other items like salt and soap
HIV / Aids Long term survival skills.
Each group leader is very well informed of the skills above. They always guide their members and counsel them where necessary the positive group is very safe due to these skills no more stress, stigma, this group is always self-aware and they keep health; take their drugs in time and keep their clinic days always known to them.
We have tried to keep them happy, by giving them food whenever it is available.
We try to keep them happy we have given them seeds like beans, maize, Sukuma because life has been so hard there has been a very long drought since May but we started receiving rain in this September but the funds received through River Fund have enabled us very much because no sooner we got funds this September than rain started.
Drama is our tool for sensitization in our communities. HIV/Aids and members live positively to be self-ware of themselves and have engaged pre and post counseling be very good examples for our counselors.
It is the most practiced activity in all our groups as they stand. We are very happy because we have received funds this month and agriculture is going on. We are grateful seeds like beans, maize, Sukuma, Ground nuts are being given out in our groups, this is RWEN, Tororo, Bugiri and Amonikakinei.
We lost most of our birds during the drought
We have few birds but we shall keep on with whether we have if realize some funds we shall boast this project in our groups because it helps women a lot. They eat eggs and sell some at their small birds at a small scale; they also sell their birds for small income.
Local goat rearing
Women in their homes have tried to maintain goat rearing; when they produce they sell off some as an income also to buy what is needed in their families.
All four groups practice tree planting it is essential for constructing, selling, and fire wood and charcoal. It is a simple program.
The youth women had been referred PEFO and benefited, some own their small saloons and go to bigger saloons to work there and get a little income. (Hair care salons.)
In our groups people keep healthy.
Give advice to follow laws of covid-19.
They go for immunization, some complete the dose some not yet but in tune with rules- keep distance, washing hands with soap and water, wear masks all the time, don’t make unnecessary visit, keep at home most of the time.
We try but we are not allowed yet to converge in groups. Children stay at their home and eat food we supply with their families.
It is our base in our, four groups.
We make sure that children go to school and supply the basic needs applicable
Scholastic materials, maize and beans, and uniforms also maintain standard of learning but now we don’t know, how we shall keep standards of education. Some children have taken 2 (two) years without going to school. We have kept with the needs of children using funds from our donors through River Fund but we are very disappointed because after giving scholastics and food, schools closed this time have to go up to January 2022. We are not certain that those items are there.
Fredrick of Amonikakinei is graduating from university on 20-09-2021.
It is a good achievement to us.
We have received rain this September and are using the funds we received this month to buy seeds for planting.
We are planting maize beans, sukuma and ground nuts.
Immunization of covid-19 is going to save life.
Children in Uganda don’t go to school as used to be in the past.
Lockdowns have affected children’s learning and standards may be very low because some children have taken 2 years not going to school especially P1-P.43, S.1-S.2.
We received 34,000,000 through Riverfund on 18-09-2021