Support 320 orphans with goats in Uganda

by Kagumu Development Organization
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PATRICIA POSE  FOR  A PHOTO
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Summary of project activities

This is the fourteenth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats in Uganda. This is a project under implementation by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the three Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa with financial support from donors under Global Giving provision to the community. The organization together with beneficiaries is hereby expressing their appreciation to all donors for the support of the project. Global Giving team is appreciated for the wonderful work being done that has enabled the organization to receive support to manage the project. The report expresses quarterly project developments and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their utilization. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

KADO is doing a commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goats’ rearing through training, breeding and dissemination of improved goats to the selected OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not received the improved goats. The rate of breeding is low, because of limited breeder she-goats which has made the project have little impact on ground. Some of our OVCs face challenges of lack of school uniform, do not have access to school meals and at times Lack scholastic materials.

In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1. Monitored project activities in 7 OVC households and met 19 OVCs
  2. Provided treatment for 6 goats in 4 OVC households

Challenges

  1. High cost of improved breeder goats

These improved goats are expensive and the organization cannot afford to procure them with the limited funding from our donors (Global Giving).

  1. Increased OVCs going for child labour

The need to pay for meals at school, purchase of scholastic materials has prompted OVCs to go for child labour, early marriages leading to cross generational sex hence being at a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

Recommendation

We request all donors to be part of the organization and have a helping hand to this   project for the good of these vulnerable children in the country.  

Testimony from one of our beneficiary.

This is a testimony from Patricia a daughter of late Omagon and Agnes of Olok village in Olok Sub County in Pallisa district, Eastern Uganda. Patricia is a 14 year old girl living with her guardian Sylvia. Sylvia is a 68 year old lady positively living with HIV/AIDs and currently on ARVs but not responding to the treatment, this condition forced Patricia to drop out of school while in primary five partly because of lack of scholastic materials and also to take care of her sick guardian.

While at home, Patricia was exposed to early sex, conceived and gave birth to a baby boy in that hard condition where she would hardly afford even her own basic needs like food at home. During the organization’s follow up on clients, the community helped to identify Patricia who interacted with our team in the field and expressed her plight to the organization. The organization decided to take her on and took her back to school, provided the guardian with a she goat to support the family.

Patricia is happy at school and promised to study hard upto secondary level where she would then go for a course in a technical institution. This is a true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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A photo Mulusid  a senior three student
A photo Mulusid a senior three student

Summary of project activities

This is the fourteenth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on Support to 320 orphans with improved goat’s in Uganda project under the implementation by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa with financial support of donors under Global Giving provision and the community. The organization together with beneficiaries is hereby expressing their appreciation to all donors for the support of the project. Global Giving team is appreciated for the wonderful work being done that has enabled the organization to receive support to manage the project. The report expresses quarterly project development and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their utilization. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

KADO is doing a commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to the selected OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not received improved goats. The rate of bleeding is low because of limited breeder she-goat and this has made project limited impact. Some of our OVCs in schools study without uniform do not have school meals and at times Lack scholastic materials.

In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1. Monitored project activities in 9 OVC households and met 21 OVCs
  2. Provided treatment for 12 goats in 8 OVC households

 

Challenges

  1. High cost of improved breeder goats

The organization relies majorly on donor funding and each Donor have her work plans and budgets.

  1. Increased OVCs going for child labour

Whereas there is universal primary school programme in the country where children do not pay school fees, there is need for payment of meals and scholastic materials. Lack funds to pay for the above requirements, forces children to go for child labour, early marriages, conduct cross generation sex and are at risk to HIV/AIDS.

  1. Low project cash flow.

The organization has got limited donors funding the projectand the communities where the project is located, most of the people are subsistence farmers with low income to male community contribution.

 

Recommendation

The organization continues to request all donors to be part of us and have a helping hand to this   project for the good of these vulnerable children in the country  

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of is from Mulusid the son of late of Mwirugazu Moaz of Kamonkoli sub county in Budaka district, Eastern Uganda. Mulusid is a 15 year old boy is living with his aunt because the mother is helpless and suffering from HIV/AIDS. The other was using this boy to dig, fetch water for people to obtain money to procure food at home. Mulusid was being utilized by business men to sell their goods in trading caters and paid some money. The young boy had left studies in senior two, started smoking and drinking. This project leader identified Mulusid smoking during the 2013 immunization monitoring exercise. The project leader counseled him to go back to school such that he utilizes the opportunity of the Uganda secondary education. However, Mulusid raised an issue of lack of his support and for the mother. In a staff meeting, the staff resolved to provide support to Mulusid at school and to provide assistance to the sick mother at her home which the organization is currently doing. The organization provided Mulusid she goat that the mother looks after for him. Currently, Mulusid is very happy and he is in senior three, he stopped smoking and drinking. He vows to complete his senior four and join vocational studies. Because he may not have money to go for advanced secondary level as this is expensive in Uganda.This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.  

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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SULEIMAN AND HIS TEACHER
SULEIMAN AND HIS TEACHER

Summary of project activities

This is the thirteenth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on Support to 320 orphans with improved goat’s in Uganda project under the implementation by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa with financial support of donors under GlobalGiving arrangements and the community. The organization together with beneficiaries is hereby expressing their appreciation to all donors for the support of the project. GlobalGiving team is appreciated for the wonderful work being done that has enabled the organization to receive support to manage the project. The report expresses quarterly project development and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their utilization. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. However the organization request for comment and advises towards the success of the project.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

KADO is doing a commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not received improved goats. The rate of bleeding is low because of limited breeder she-goats. This therefore, leaves many of them in poverty.

In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1. Monitored project activities 7 OVC households and met 18 OVCs
  2. Provided treatment for 8goats in the 7 OVC households
  3. Procured one breeder goat and disseminated it to one OVC

 

Challenges

Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;

  1. High cost of improved breeder goats
  2. Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Low project cash flow.

 

Recommendation

The organization continues to request all donors to be part of us and have a helping hand to this   project for the good of these vulnerable children who are the future leaders.

 

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of is from Suleiman the son of late of Kapio Suleiman and Madina of Petete sub county in Pallisa district, Eastern Uganda. Suleiman is 10 year boy and had no support after the burial of her parents in 2004. Suleiman was being utilized by business men to sell their goods in petete trading centre and he would be paid 1,000/= Uganda shillings daily without food. KADO staff identified Suleiman selling goods in the trading centre, counseled him to go back to school such that he utilized the opportunity of the Uganda universal primary education but Suleiman raised an issue of lack of support. In a staff meeting the staff resolved to pick Suleiman, take him to school and provide support for his studies while at his aunts’ home. The project staff also had a meeting with the aunt of Suleiman to inform her how the organization would support Suleiman. The organization gave Suleiman the she goat and the aunt is looking after it while Suleiman is at school. Suleiman is currently happy and is a good learner in primary three.

 

This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.  We are happy that OVC caretakers have come up to explain their challenges as regard OVCs

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Extream right is Janifer and John -caretaker
Extream right is Janifer and John -caretaker

Summary of project activities

This is  the twelveth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on Support to 320 orphans with improved goat’s project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under GlobalGiving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries do hereby appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of any kinds to this project. Thanks go to Global Giving team for the wonderful work being done because the organization received support from so far seven donors towards the project. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. However, the organization prays that the almighty God rewards you in abundance.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

Kagumu Development Organization is doing a commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not obtained support/goats and are still too much vulnerable due to limited financial support from development partners to procure and bread more goats for distribution.

Due to limited resources, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1.  Monitored 12 OVCs 19 households
  2. Provided 0ne OVC with improved goat

 

Challenges

Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;

  1. High cost of improved goats
  2. Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Low project cash flow.
  4. The organization has got limited financial resource to cater for the whelming number of OVCs

Recommendation

The organization continues to request all donors to be part of us for the good of our children who are the future duty bearers.

 

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of is from Jenifer the only daughter of late of Samuel and Joyce of Bulangira sub county in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. Jenifer is 8 year girl and had no support because nobody after the burial of her parents. Mr. John a sympathizer agreed to take responsibility of Jenifer. However he requested contribution from other sympathizers to provide support since he has many dependants. John reported to the project leader requesting for support of Jenifer. Jenifer was provided a she goat which the care taker will look after and sell young ones when it delivers to procure scholastic materials and other necessities. The caretaker John got happy and pledged to keep the goat project well for the good of Jenifer and also pledged to assist her in her education.

This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.  We are happy that OVC caretakers have come up to explain their challenges as regard OVCs to NGOs.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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JOY AN ORPHAN WITH HER SE GOAT
JOY AN ORPHAN WITH HER SE GOAT

Summary of project activities

Kagumu Development Organization is a nongovernmental organization based in Kibuku district in Eastern Uganda. The organization’s major programmes are Operation of a Health centre 111, Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying of human rights and good governance.

This is the eleventh quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats’ project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of any kinds to this project

Thanks go to Global Giving team for the wonderful work being done. We have secured support from five donors towards the project. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary.  

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

Kagumu Development Organization has done commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children are still living miserable livelihood due to low progress of the project as a result of limited financial support from development partners to facilitate project expansion. Out of the 320 orphans, only 17% have their household income improved through this project.   However, out of the 31OVCs visited in schools, only 14 (45%) study without lunch at school and this is affecting their academic performance.

Due to limited resources, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1.  Monitored 18 OVCs 24 households
  2. Visited 45 OVCs in 15 primary schools and 4secondary schools
  3. Procured and distributed drugs to treat goats of 13 orphans

 

Challenges

Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;

  1. High expectations from the beneficiaries
  2. Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Increased dropout of some of our OVCs from school due to hunger as some of them cannot afford to pay for meals and scholastic materials.
  4. The organization has got limited financial resource to cater for the whelming number of OVCs

 

Recommendation

This project is viable and can improve OVC household’s income and food security. Therefore, the organization continues to request all donors who may come across this project to be part of us and to give a helping hand to our OVCs and also linking this project to various donors if possible for the good of the new generation that currently live depressed livelihoods  

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of David son of late of Lyomoki David of Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. David is 15 year boy and HIV/AIDS positive and had refused to take ARVs when he was tested HIV Positive. He also dropped out of school in senior three and concentrated on drinking. The project leader cited David in a local bar and counseled him. The project manager continuously counseled David and he invited him to his office on several occasions for guidance and counseling and now is reformed. He joined a vocational school for welding and metal fabrication course at Nagwere Technical School in Pallisa District. The organization supports him with scholastic materials and is the next beneficiary of improved goat. However, he vows to open up his own workshop to earn daily living.

This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda. OVCs support can improve their livelihoods and make them do better in school and can lead them to good citizen.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Kagumu Development Organization

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.kagumudevelopment.org
Project Leader:
Samson Namwoyo
Executive Director
KAMPALA, EASTERN UGANDA Uganda

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