|Uganda in June 2022
We have just spent the majority of the last two weeks traveling around Uganda to assess projects that will help combat malnutrition across the country and hunger in a very poor district.
First, Uganda is a stunningly beautiful country, and we are starting to work with community organizers in two regions. Small shareholder farmers are abundant in Uganda, it is shocking to look around and agriculture is everywhere you see, yet there are many living with dangerous levels of hunger, and a large % would be considered a more vulnerable population, children/orphans, single mothers and those living with HIV.
I won’t get into the complexity of the situation in Uganda, but I can say, over 42% live in poverty by international standards. That line, the poverty line, is representing those that live on or under $1.90/day. Our programs are being designed to not just help fight,
- Malnutrition by providing spirulina to schools across Uganda
- Hunger by providing a sustainable breeding program for animal husbandry in a place with no access.
But we are doing so to help create livelihoods and sustainability to lift people above that poverty line.