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Program Updates for USAID Uganda

Last updated: March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

Most days, the fishing communities of Uganda’s Ssese Islands are in a race against time. It starts the moment the fishers haul nets full of tilapia and Nile perch onto their boats and ends only when they sell their catch at the mainland markets, some 50 kilometers across Lake Victoria. If the clock runs out, their catch will spoil, and their income will be lost.

December 10, 2020

Aretho Cecilia and Lojo Apakwayo’s home is among over 224 homesteads in Karamoja, in northeastern Uganda, that USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity has reached with information on the benefits of harmoniously sharing family resources, such as goats. The USAID activity emphasizes the need for women to share resources as a way to combat gender-based violence. By encouraging elders to influence men to let their wives to keep at least one goat at home so that children can have milk to drink - instead of men owning all resources - the activity has empowered women to help themselves and their families.

Rights and Justice Activity Launch
October 29, 2020

The three-year activity, implemented by Freedom House, will facilitate participation of women, youth, children, and other vulnerable populations in accessing justice through legal aid, providing referrals for psycho-social support, and strengthening local civil society groups to advocate for human rights in Uganda.  USAID/RAJA aims to help members of vulnerable population groups who are victims of human rights abuses access justice, protection, and referral services

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.