Many of our school children's parents are benefiting from our highly successful Income Generating Activity (IGA) programme.
Their businesses are small and varied... e.g.:
• operating small shops; selling charcoal, paraffin, rice, groundnuts, new and second-hand clothes, fish, beans, cassava flour or water, vegetable stalls;
• running restaurants, selling cooked maize, matooke, chips, porridge or coffee;
• various othger buiness types...tailoring, making jewellery, hair salons transport, making bricks, agriculture, keeping animals, carpentry.
Our children are gradually moving away from abject poverty, thanks to the businesses of their parents: -
• 95% now live somewhere better than a hut. (2015: 89%)
• 100% eat at least two meals a day. (2015: 100%)
• 52% have at least two pairs of shoes. (2015: 48%)
• 75% sleep on a mattress rather than on the ground. (2015: 46%)
• 100% have access to clean water and a working pit latrine. (2015: 100%)
• 69% of the parents are now able to afford to pay school fees for another child to go to a state school. (2015: 61%)
On our video page you will find some short films made in the Namatala slum of some of the mums who have benefited from the scheme, and how that has influenced the lives of their children. Click here...
Support the programme
• Would you like to help sponsor one of our family support workers that make this happen? Monthly sponsorship starts at just £7 per month, but you can donate more if you wish!
• Or you could make a single donation...