Healthier AIDS Orphans and Caregivers in Uganda

by Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA)

Summary

Provision of milk cows to older people caring for HIV/AIDS orphans through a 'pass on the gift' scheme resulting in improved livelihoods and healthier children and carergivers.
$12,320.00
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Project beneficiaries are children orphaned by AIDS and their adult caregiver living in Kampala District where 50% of people live on less than $1 a day. AIDS has resulted in over 2 million orphans, most of whom are looked after by older relatives. This increases the pressure on an already vulnerable section of society, making the provision of basic needs such as food, shelter, education, clothing and medical care very difficult, although love and affection flow from grandparent to grandchild.

Solution

The provision of cows, training in animal husbandry, finance & project management & provision of technical support in animal health care. Each beneficiary will pass on the first female calf to another continually increasing the reach of the project.

Long-Term Impact

Our project supplies cows to older people increasing their incomes and providing milk allowing them to better provide for AIDS orphans in their care as well as for themselves.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

HIV/​AIDS & Ageing: A briefing Paper
IRIN News on Uganda
Uganda Country Information

Organization Information

Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA)

Location: Kampala - Uganda

Funded Project!

Thanks to 10 donors like you, a total of $2,460 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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