Joy for Children Uganda (JFCU) is a non -profit child rights organization established in 2005 that exists to respond to the plight of vulnerable children in Uganda. For the past 10 years Joy for Children Uganda has been implementing the Kampala Slum Development Project. This project supports many disadvantaged children and children living with disabilities in slum with basic care supplies in education and skills. Majority of the caretakers/ parents of the children on our programs are benefiting
COVID 19 is a global challenge. The Government issued directives such as lockdown, social distancing that has gone on for more than two months. This has had huge effects especially for the most vulnerable in our communities - women and children. However, the condition in the slums of Kampala is worst with majority lacking food. The most affected are families with children with disabilities, families headed by children and single mothers. This project will give provide food to 200 households.
We are fundraising for 5,000 pounds so as to afford food for 200 vulnerable families in our project areas. For 30 USD you will help a family of 4 to access 25kgs of maize flour and 10kgs of beans, this food is anticipated to last a whole month. This project will not only help people in slum with food but also help them earn an income as the food will be bought from a local shop. The project officers will work directly with the women group leaders to identify the families in need.
The project will support 200 vulnerable families with food to enable them go through the tough time of lockdown. After the lockdown families should be health to return to work and children go back to school.