Ugandan Grandmothers Programme

Ugandan Grandmothers Programme

PROGRAM NAME

Ugandan Grandmothers Programme

Funded By

70 individual global donors

STATUS

Ongoing

TIMEFRAME

January 2019 – Present

POPULATION

355 women (grandmothers)

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

This program develops integrated support for grandmothers in Uganda who care for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Additionally, it provides education for grandmothers caring for HIV positive children in 100 households on living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and disease prevention.

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

  • Facilitating informative discussions surrounding the topics of hygiene, HIV prevention, nutrition, children’s health, parenting skills
  • Executing workshops to train grandmothers in agricultural input for kitchen gardens

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • All households in the program received 7kg of seeds for planting while 85 households have received a goat
  • All have received advice on kitchen gardens and on maintaining their own health
  • Each recipient will be asked to donate the first-born goat reared through the program to the next grandmother on RCRA’s waiting list