LIVELIHOODS AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Livelihood and Development programme works towards supporting improvements in communities through interventions such as supporting agricultural activities, income generating activities and financial services, environmental protection, infrastructural development and improvements in support of education initiatives like building of washroom in support of girl-child for their retention in school, access of health services, staff motivation and health equipments provision and maintenance, wealth generation and access justices. Other activities include opening new roads and provision of agricultural inputs and implements.
Project: Integrated Food Security Programme
|Approved Funds||301,575,720 UGX|
This is an Integrated Food Security Project for Acholi Sub Region. It is three years (September 2017- August 2020) this is the second phase of Integrated Food Security Project that emanated from previous livelihood projects funded by CAFOD in Agago and Kitgum districts. Key achievements during the period were:
o Trained 2 CBTs; on a across topics of relevance to the project. An assessment of their pressing training needs was done in accordance with what is contained in the proposal i.e Poultry management, Agronomy, Horticulture, Post harvest handling & marketing; and Environment management. Training was organized and they were trained on the identified needs .
o Strengthened 9 SILC groups through business skill training. A total of 172 (M=68, F=104) members attended on financial literacy, business skills with majors on record keeping , planning and financial management.
o Facilitated access to market information for 210 beneficiaries; this was done by Subscribing to Agri-net Uganda Ltd which provides information directly to the CBTs and to Caritas who also pass this information to the beneficiaries.
o Linked 183 (M-74, F=109) beneficiaries with Microfinance and banks; Kitgum SACCOS (village bank) was invited to meet with the beneficiaries of the project and exhibit their financial products if they are of benefit to groups and/or individuals .
o 2 networks/linkages were established; one with Private Sector Foundation Uganda & PRELNOR project funded by World Bank through government of Uganda; Private sector foundation Uganda promises to support the remaining batch of beneficiaries from the previous phase of the project .
o 20 (M-6, F-14) beneficiaries participated in world food day celebration; they exhibited their farm products such as onions, pumpkins and some pulses. The project was well represented by our staff and farmers. Our farmers also learnt many new technologies which were exhibited and demonstrated by the various stakeholders. The farmers also listened to the speeches from various guests who graced the occasion and encouraged them to plan their farming and increase their production and productivity in order to promote food security as well as to benefit from the hiked food prices .
o Established 11 natural resource management committees, this covers all the areas of project operation. 9 natural resource committees are at village level and 2 at parish level. Each committee is composed of 9 members and in total there are 99 (M-56, F-43).
Project: Improved access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for disadvantaged communities in Uganda (Orom Sub County, Kitgum District) The project will directly provide WASH services alongside investing in social mobilization of communities to influence local government authorities on policy implementation, and strengthen water user groups to adopt correct use and maintenance of water points
|Donor/Partner||March Fund 4|
|Approved Funds||668,389,944 UGX|
o Improved equitable and sustainable access to safe water and sanitation:
s o To increase sustainable access to improved water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) facilities for 14,197 direct beneficiaries in rural disadvantaged communities in Orom sub county Kitgum district.