Prevent starvation among 70 families in Uganda

by Community Concerns Uganda Initiative
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

Project Report | Aug 14, 2018
Harvest Time

By Brenda Nakirya | Managing Director

After roughly 7 months, the intervention conducted in Baitambogwe, Mayuge district among 16 families has yielded results. All the beneficiaries have harvested soya, Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP), maize, and beans. This is gradually reducing food insecurity in these families as explained below;

‘I didn't know that this soya is good, it's of good quality and it's delicious. I'm enjoying eating it and the sweet potatoes. I'll keep some to plant this coming season so that I keep enjoying it. I'm happy because I don't have to sleep hungry, I make source out of the soya and I can also fry it so that we eat it with tea. Thank you Community Concerns Uganda".

Other beneficiaries are using the project to start initiatives to sustain their ability to afford food for themselves and their families. They are starting businesses to improve on their household incomes.

“I got 90Kgs of soya out of the 6kgs that I was given. I sold each Kg at 1,500 and got Shillings 135,000. I have started a small business to improve on my household income. I want to be able to afford buying food for my household in the months to come. But, for now, I am eating the sweet potatoes I get from my garden. I also planted maize on the land that concerns hired for me and I got 5 sacs (approximately 500 Kgs). I have sold some and saved the money in the saving group so that it gains interest. I have saved some seeds to plant next season.”

Although some beneficiaries got challenges during planting soya, they devised means that  provided results;

"The birds disturbed me a lot when i had just planted soya, but, I decided to stay in the garden to chase them away. Now I have harvested so far 60 Kgs and I still have some more in the garden. . I also planted maize and beans on the land that Community Concerns hired for me. My family is feeding on the sweet potatoes I planted and at least for this year my family is assured of food.

The integration of the adult and financial literacy training in the Food Security and Nutrition project has strengthened the project. It has increased access to credit, and encouraged beneficiaries to start businesses as the narrative below

“At least I’ m happy that CCUg brought this project here because I am able to save some money. By the end of the year, I expect to have accumulated enough capital to do a bigger business. I can even borrow sometimes. I have even learnt how to write my name. I used not to know how to write my name, I could ask someone to write for me but thanks be to CCUg I know now how to read and write."

Majority of the beneficiaries have harvested the soya beans, sweet potatoes, maize, beans and other crops that they planted on the land that CCUg hired for them. This has reduced food insecurity and  encouraged capital accumulation, business initiation and strengthening.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

May 16, 2018
Community Concerns Uganda 1st Quarterly Report

By Brenda Nakirya | Managing Director

Feb 27, 2018
Preparations,excitement and optimism of caregivers

By Nangulu Michael | Project Team Member

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Community Concerns Uganda Initiative

Location: Jinja - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Community Concerns Uganda Initiative
Brenda Nakirya
Project Leader:
Brenda Nakirya
Managing Director
Jinja , Uganda

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Uganda or in Food Security that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.