This project will provide farming tools (hoes, watering cans, pangas, gumboots, rakes), high-yield vegetable seeds, as well as critical modern farming knowledge to 200 refugee youths in the Adjumani refugee settlement of Uganda to help them produce their own food and earn income. The goal is to promote self-reliance and address acute food shortages among refugee households. Targeted youth are child mothers, child heads of households, orphaned youth, and youth with disabilities.
70% of over 220,000 refugees living at Adjumani Refugee settlement are young people, the majority being younger than 18. Due to dwindling global funding, the UN World Food Program recently announced excluding many of these refugees from receiving monthly food and cash rations. This is adding to the already worsening situation of hunger and malnutrition among refugees in Uganda. The lack of access to necessary farming tools and skills to enable the produce their own food is a big challenge.
Voice for Humanity Uganda will provide critical farming tools such as hoes, pangas, watering cans, and vegetable seeds to targeted refugee youth. We will also given adequate training and mentorship on good farming practices, which will enable youth to get good yields/outputs from their farming. Each beneficiary will receive an assortment of one hoe, one watering can, one panga, one pair of gumboots, one rake, one tin of vegetable seeds of their choice and training/mentorship.
The project will enable the refugee households to become self-reliant, food secure and economically independent. Cases of malnutrition and poor health related to food deficiencies will be reduced among the targeted households. This project generally aligns with the UN and government of Uganda's refugee strategy of ensuring refugees become self reliant and engage in productive sustainable means of livelihoods.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).