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 | Feb 3, 2020
Better Harvest

By Brenda Doreen Nakirya | Managing Director

One of the beneficiaries in her garden
One of the beneficiaries in her garden

After a year, the intervention conducted in Bukatube, Mayuge district among 10 families has better yielded results. All the beneficiaries harvested soya, Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP), maize, and beans. This is gradually reducing food insecurity in these families as explained below;

‘The first season was not good but atleast I’m happy this time I was able to harvest some soya, beans and maize. My family is now feeding on it. 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. Thank you Community Concerns Uganda".

Other beneficiaries are using the project to feed their children while at school. They are able to give children maize which they require to take to their schools.

“I’m able to take maize at school sothat my other children can have food”

Although in the first season, majority of the beneficiaries didn’t get a harvest , they were happy that this season they were able get a harvest.

"All my crops dried up due to a lot of sunshine, I was not able to get anything out of my garden. Now I have harvested so far 70 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 was able to save some money. By the end of the year, I had accumulated enough money to continue hiring my land. I can even borrow sometimes and pay school fees for some of my other children 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 harvested the soya beans, sweet potatoes, maize, beans, groundnuts and other crops that they planted on the land that CCUg hired for them. This has reduced food insecurity.

one of the gardens for one of the beneficiary
one of the gardens for one of the beneficiary
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Community Concerns Uganda Initiative

Location: Jinja - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Brenda Nakirya
Managing Director
Jinja , Uganda
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