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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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