Your donation will aim at supporting growing vegetables in the kitchen gardens in 2000 kitchen gardens and 1000 families with malnourished children in Ntoroko district, Uganda. Kichen gardens helps women in having vegetables for nutritious food and generate income, protect them from illness and hunger and climate restoration "we learned that sanitation, nutrition, kitchen gardens, saving for the children family planning and health education from RAFUG have helped us to have good life."
In Ntoroko District, 90% of households make a living as subsistence farmers on degraded land and hunger and malnutrition are chronic issues. Over 50% of children 5-59 months old are stunted and 20% are wasted. Women are the main farmers of food but need support to improve crop diversity and productivity. Other women lack access to land but can garden collectively. Better nutrition is essential for improving the health status of children and school performance.
Establishing vegetable growing in the kitchen gardens is a gateway to food secure and climate resilient families in Ntoroko district. Kitchen gardens are low-cost and effective way to increase vegetable and fruit consumption and empower women to generate and spend income on family needs. These Care groups model the slow but equitable changes in family organization RAFUG is currently seeking before the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This project will improve the dietary diversity, nutrition, health and welfare of 1,000 families in Ntoroko District. It will provide a partnership model (Women Care group) of effective support for home and community gardens for replication and scaling-up throughout Uganda. Women managed kitchen gardens to empower women to feed their families, earn income, reduce domestic tension.