Send a Cow

Beating Poverty in Uganda. Together we can

Help us build on 30 years of changing lives in Uganda. Enable a whole community to work together to beat poverty and hunger. £155 will ensure a family is no longer isolated, can grow enough to eat and set up a thriving farm business. Together we can beat poverty for good so no-one is left behind.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (299717)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£91,260

Donations

193

    Categories

    Helping

Location

Situation

Kamuli in Eastern Uganda suffers from entrenched poverty and vulnerability with women, people with disabilities, orphans and other children being isolated within their community. Many families work as out-growers for the local sugar processing plant but this is unprofitable and depletes soil fertility. As a result the area has low agricultural productivity, the land is not used for growing nutritious food and families are trapped in poverty and hunger with no sustainable livelihood.

Solution

Vulnerable households will receive support so they are no longer isolated and can see the potential of their land. Training in sustainable agriculture will enable them to use their land to grow vegetables and other food crops to eat and sell instead of only growing sugarcane. They will be provided with a variety of improved vegetable seeds and starter kits for growing high value ginger, onions and garlic crops and training in small businesses will create profitable livelihoods from their land.

  • Our diet was the worst. But Send a Cow gave us start up seeds of green pepper, green round eggplants, carrots, leaf cabbage (kale) and groundnuts. That started us off and life has never been the same.

    — Edisa Kaseewa - Kamuli Pilot Project Farmer

  • I want to be the first girl from my family to finish school because I dream of becoming a teacher.

    — Sanifa

  • I want to see doctors, nurses, teachers and business people, all coming from our village. Before Send a Cow came to help us, this was just a dream. But now, I believe it can happen.

    — Winifred

  • Our diet was the worst. But Send a Cow gave us start up seeds of green pepper, green round eggplants, carrots, leaf cabbage (kale) and groundnuts. That started us off and life has never been the same.

    — Edisa Kaseewa - Kamuli Pilot Project Farmer

  • I want to be the first girl from my family to finish school because I dream of becoming a teacher.

    — Sanifa

  • I want to see doctors, nurses, teachers and business people, all coming from our village. Before Send a Cow came to help us, this was just a dream. But now, I believe it can happen.

    — Winifred