Empower AIDS Widows - Save a Community

by The River Fund
Feb 23, 2012

Empower AIDS Widows: Quarterly Report

Working with the maize (corn) garden
Working with the maize (corn) garden

Empower AIDS Widows - Save a community: Quarterly report February 2012

We give thanks to all our donors, friends and well-wishers who are making difference in the lives of our people in Uganda. Truly we are grateful for the donations that we received last year which contributed to social change among our vulnerable community we serve.

In the last academic year 2011 with your support we managed to have 56 OVC sit for their Uganda Certificate of Education (UEC) and 114 sat for PLE 2011.

This academic year 2012 we expect more 89 OVCs to sit for their O’Level exam and 126 sitting for Primary Leaving Exam (PLE). 

Our nutritional aspect this time round is fair compared to the past quarter when we experienced along drought till November when we received enough rain.

With your support we managed get good harvest of maize, beans and green vegetable these is improving our nutrition  and thus reducing malnutrition among young children, the aged and PLWAS.

In Tororo we got 42 bags of maize equivalent to 4,200 kgs, green vegetables and 2 bags = 200 kg of ground nuts, more 27 goats offspring of the previous distribution.

In Busia 25 bags of maize which is 2,500 kgs  4 bags of beans which are 400 kgs green vegetables and 200 local birds.

In Bugiri 3 bags of maize that is 300 kgs, we gave out 4 pigs, 10 more goats.

Two more new groups that was created of recent in Tororo and Busia i.e. (in Amonikakinei by Grace and one by Rose near Tororo Cement Industry ) also did well coming up with 14 bags of maize  = 1,400 kgs , 10 piglets and  green vegetables.

In general we realized a total of 8,400 kgs of maize, green vegetables, 37 goats, 14 young pigs, 200 kgs of ground nuts 400kgs of beans and 200 local birds.

With this good harvest, at least our members who are living with HIV/AIDS will have well balance diet and improve their immune systems, our OVCs and their care takers will have enough food in this quarter and we plan to expand our production in this planting season. 

Although we achieved good harvest this season, we are still challenged by needs of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children OVCs mainly in support of schooling material, uniforms and other basic needs. 

We request for your kindest continual support which we will highly honor it especially the need for providing the OVCs and girl-child education support.

I thank all my friends, donors and my local leaders, community members for standing with us, thanks to Ma Jaya Bhagavati  and the Director of River Fund Jaya Canterbury-Counts, all Global Giving staff and donors  who have helped us go this far.

God bless you so much.

Best regards,
Onyango Joseph
The Executive Director


Raising local poultry
Raising local poultry
  • Alexis
    Alexis Such a great report! I'm so glad to hear that things are beginning to improve after the drought. These are some awesome accomplishments.
    • 5 years ago
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The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riverfund.org
Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

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