Social impact: Business start-ups

Their businesses are small and varied... here are some examples: operating small shops; selling charcoal, paraffin, rice, groundnuts, new and second-hand clothes, fish, beans, cassava flour or water; operating vegetable stalls or restaurants; tailoring; selling cooked maize, matooke, chips, porridge or coffee; making jewellery; operating hair salons; transport business; making bricks; cultivating; keeping animals; carpentry.

Some statistics for you! These are from 2016 but demonstrate how 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%)

You can see two videos filmed 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.

• 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 pay more if you wish!

• Or you could make a single donation for a business start-up...