Community Concerns Uganda Initiative focuses on using education to reduce poverty among women, youth and children in the Jinja & Mayuge districts of southeastern Uganda. We provide sponsorships to orphans and other vulnerable children so they can attend school and also work with caregivers to uplift household incomes. Many families in the area are facing a crisis of hunger and starvation. Your donation will address the immediate food shortage to prevent starvation and death.
CCUg works in the southeastern region of Uganda where 0.38 million people are living in a situation of food crisis. More than 80 vulnerable families in three villages are food insecure, ranging from crisis to acute food insecurity. Without intervention, 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 of these families.
Our strategy is to provide long-term access to nutritional food for children and caregivers with surplus to sell by providing access to farm land, seeds and agricultural training in surplus food production. Specifically, the organization proposes to rent 35 acres of land for one year. During the year, 70 families will be given a half-acre each to farm, enabling them to grow crops on their rented subplots to feed their children and other household members, and to sell their surplus crops.
The project will improve food security among 70 food-insecure families, enabling them to increase their household incomes, improve nutrition and reduce malnutrition and risk of starvation and death. It will also increase school retention among vulnerable children, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge that are vital to reducing poverty in the long run.