“When we had bad water from the pond I had dysentery three times and each time, I missed one month of school to have treatment and recover. Now, I don’t have to walk long distances to collect water and I feel much safer with this new, clean water.” John Benjamin Mwita.
Just a Drop was able to provide Namanganga Village with a borehole and hand pump...
"The women can now spend more time on their domestic responsibilities and the children can attend school more," says EACO Director, Shadrak Kyobe.
Campus Journal interviews Kasozi Abdu-Karim - direcor of BAFNET.
'I found out that many elderly people were living with orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS. Most of the people I visited lacked almost all basic items and that is why I came up with the idea of helping the elderly and orphans.'
She stands out in the Indonesia capital. She is taller than most and her black skin receives auspicious looks from those around, who often stare blankly at the young woman.
This is Marta’s life now, after spending two years as a sex worker in China and Vietnam.
BAFNET celebrates two years of service to the community's vulnerable:
'As we celebrate two years of community work in 2012, we have been able to reach to as many chronically poor, older persons, and orphans as possible - but without the support from many people, we would not have lasted this far....'
For most Ugandan women, obtaining a commercial loan to start a business has been very difficult. Many do not have the required collateral of land title deeds and many cannot afford the interest rates charged by commercial banks.
But six women-led rural banks have begun changing the lives of women in rural Uganda, easing their access to credit and enabling them to start small businesses and improve their food security.
On Sept. 9, 1990, 21 years ago, rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, abducted Florence Amony from her home in Palenga, a village in northern Uganda, as she slept.
She was just 13.
Later, she became the eighth wife of an LRA captain and was forced to bear three children.
Safe World Field Partner, Empower and Care Organization (EACO) implements community-based projects in Uganda.
EACO has been working with women and children in the Mukono and Maracha districts in the sub counties of Kyampisi, Nama, Ggoma, Nakisunga, and Mukono central division.