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Program Updates for USAID Uganda

Last updated: September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

“I got married so young with no knowledge of raising healthy children,” says Sharon, a 27-year-old from Budaka district. “My children were sickly and malnourished.” She has six children between the ages of 9 years and 5 months, all of whom struggled with diarrhea, malaria, and malnourishment.

August 27, 2020

Twenty-seven-year-old Morris Ojok is an enterprising young man from Akalo village in Lira district. After graduating with an Agricultural certificate from Kaberamaido Technical Institute, Ojok needed a job to earn an income.  Sadly, in his village, just like many other rural communities, there were few possibilities to obtain formal employment.

July 6, 2020

Forty-nine-year old Sylvia Nadengo, a farmer and mother of nine, lives in Mpudde village in eastern Uganda’s Buyende district. She has taken on the role of championing improved sanitation in her community by forming a sanitation committee to construct improved toilets.

June 18, 2020

Nasulu Webakila, the Local Council 1 Chairman of Nansasa village, Mbale District, is committed to ensuring that no woman or baby loses their life due to challenges in providing and accessing health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The USAID Uganda Voucher Plus Activity engaged Nasulu to travel door-to-door visiting  mothers in the program with information about safe deliveries, post-natal care, family planning and immunization in health facilities with qualified attendants.

June 16, 2020

In 2009, Jalia Tumuheirwe left her parent’s home in Kyenjojo District in Western Uganda. She wanted a new life, a new home, and a family of her own. She settled in Damasko village in Kamwenge, where she lives with her husband and their four children.  They built their home on a quarter acre of land where they had to grow crops for their survival. It was barely enough land for their activities. Jalia resorted to working on people’s farms for food and when the burden got heavier, she sold their only two goats so that they would have some money to buy food. When scarcity stretched for several years, Jalia’s hopes for a better life dimmed.