Hunger  Uganda Project #30413

Prevent starvation among 70 families in Uganda

by Community Concerns Uganda Vetted since 2017
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda
Prevent  starvation among 70 families in Uganda

Summary

Community Concerns Uganda (CCUg) focuses on using education to reduce poverty among women, youths and children in the Jinja and Mayuge districts, eastern Uganda. The organization provides sponsorship to 65 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in primary schools and also works with caregivers to uplift household incomes. All OVC families under current sponsorship are facing a crisis of hunger and starvation. Your donation will address the immediate food shortage to starvation and death.

$11,000
total goal
$8,695
remaining
24
donors
1
monthly donor
11
months

Challenge

CCUg works in East Central Region of Uganda where 0.38 million people are living in a crisis food situation. More than 80 OVC families in three villages are food insecure, ranging from crisis to acute food insecurity. Without interventions, these families face increased risk of chronic malnutrition among children and caregivers, school dropout, starvation and death. To counter the crisis, CCUg seeks to implement a sustainable food security project among 70 OVC families.

Solution

CCUg's strategy is to provide long-term access to nutritional food for OVC and their caregivers by providing access to farm land, seed and agricultural training in surplus food production. Specifically, the organization proposes to rent 35 acres of land for one year. During the year, 70 OVC families will be provided with half an acre each to farm, enabling them to grow crops on their rented subplots to feed their children and other household members.

Long-Term Impact

- The project will improve food security among 70 OVC families, enabling them to increase their household incomes, improve nutrition and reduce malnutrition and risk of starvation and death. - The project will increase school retention among OVC, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge that are vital to reducing poverty in the long run.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.communityconcernsug.org

Organization Information

Community Concerns Uganda

Location: Jinja - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.communityconcernsug.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Brenda Nakirya
Managing Director
Jinja, Uganda
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