Children
 Uganda
Project #24795

Feed 400 Infants for a Year in Northern Uganda

by Seeds for Development

Summary

Our project will provide lunch for 400 nursery school children who without us would not eat during the day. Northern Uganda was devastated by a long war, where thousands of children were abducted, raped and forced to commit atrocities such as killing their own families. These children are now parents and, having lost everything, are unable to feed their own children, leaving them to forage for insects and plants to survive. It costs 10,000 to feed 400 for a year and that is our overall target.
$22,909.00
total goal
$16,793.00
remaining
107
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Imagine, you are 12 years old and your life changes forever. One night the rebels come and take you to the bush. For 4 years you are repeatedly raped and give birth to 2 babies. Finally you escape, only to be rejected by your family for having a "bush baby". You have to raise your children, when you are still a child yourself. You haven't been to school, have no home, no life skills and no money. How can you and your children survive? There are thousands of girls like this in northern Uganda.

Solution

We don't just hand out food to hungry children. Our project generates income for the children's parents who are all farmers. Seeds for Development lends them the seeds to grow the maize and beans, which they sell to the school to feed the children. This gives them a market to sell their produce, money to pay school fees and enables them to feed their children outside of school. Our project also gives employment to the cook and brings money into the local economy.

Long-Term Impact

Today's infants are the leaders of tomorrow. Providing them lunch acts as the carrot to get them into school, where they are educated. Leaving our nursery school, they will have a head start in primary school and will grow into healthy young people who, through education, will strive for a peaceful and prosperous future for northern Uganda. As they leave our care, they are replaced with more children, so we are constantly building the foundations for future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Seeds for Development

Location: Shalford - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.seedsfordevelopment.org
Project Leader:
Alison Hall
Shalford, United Kingdom

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