Ugandan Refugee Project
We’ve been working together with Rotary Clubs across the UK for over 30 years to bring hope and transformation to poor communities in rural Africa.
Every day families face poverty that is extreme, cruel, and worst of all – unnecessary. But rural Africa is rich with opportunity and where there is land, there is hope.
Your Rotary Club can make a lasting difference by helping mothers and children to grow a place to call home. We’re challenging Rotary Clubs to raise £20,000 to help support 769 families in three refugee settlements across Uganda.
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Your support could transform the lives of refugees to help grow a place to call home.
In South Sudan, many families have no option but to flee their homes due to ongoing conflict. Uganda’s refugee policy is one of the world’s most progressive. In the Palabek Settlement, South Sudanese refugees live side by side with the local Ugandan community. When we start work with families like Christine’s, we start by providing the seeds, tools and training for families to create flourishing vegetable gardens. We next provide training so that families can build simple home improvements, such as energy-saving stoves, from local sustainable materials. Once families are settled and growing enough to eat, we then provide support with setting up small businesses, so that families can sell surplus vegetables at the market and earn an income.
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£104 could support four families...
... as they make home improvements such as building an energy-saving stove from local materials, which directs smoke away from the cooking area, makes cooking safer, and uses less fuel to keep trees standing. A clean latrine, tip-tap (a homemade handwasher), and drying rack will improve hygiene around the home and keep the whole family healthy.
£242 could train two farmers to become ‘Peer Farmers Trainers’
Some of our most successful farmers go on to become volunteers, training others in how to get the best from their farms. Your donation could help could ensure that Peer Farmers have all the training they need to help their neighbours grow nutritious vegetables and get the most from their land, all year round.
£570 could provide training for five families so they can start a successful business
Once families are eating well and earning enough to send their children to school, we encourage them to think bigger. Families will learn to add value to their produce to sell in the local community.
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