LESSENING POVERTY

To lessen poverty in Uganda by agriculturally and economically empowering women & girls

OFFERING PRO BONO SERVICES
RELATED TO AGRICULTURE AND FARMING IN KAYUNGA

Poverty poses a serious threat to the people of Uganda and impacts their livelihoods to great extents. Studies show that the most vulnerable people are those within the rural areas which is where Kayunga district falls. Most of the Ugandans in other regions are dependent on agriculture and that is why they are living above the poverty line and have access to clean water. This part of the country has minimally educated people and they have no source of income. Akasi Farm Initiative has been offering pro bono services related to agriculture and farming to the kayunga community.

COVID-19

 

It is due to the unfortunate pandemic of COVID-19 year tha Akasi Farm Initiative realised that the people of kayunga district were living way below the poverty line because of lack of jobs. This left them hungry some of the days. To address the issue of food security, lack of clean water and no income for women, Akasi Farm Initiative wrote this proposal to provide solutions to the current state of the community. This project is the gateways for the development of the women in the community.

01
Improving food security through training and adaptation of the modern farming and permaculture ethics and practices
02
Economically empower women through farming
03
Provide clean water to the community.

THE PROBLEM

UGANDA'S POVERTY LINE AND COVID 19

Uganda is The Developments Initiative (2020), states that due to COVID-19, Uganda’s poverty line has increased to 87.7%. And 56.4% of the people are living below the poverty line. Uganda is a low income country and one of the poorest countries. Even when the poverty rate has increased over the years, the category that falls under the vulnerable (not poor but are relative to the middle class), these could fall below the poverty line incase of a dramatic shift in economy.

ACCESSIBILITY TO WATERs

8 MILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER

Due to the strong culture’s in the country, Women are not allowed by their husbands to own land or have capital to contribute to taking care of a family, and this is one of the reasons as to why the GDP does not increase. The Ministry of Agriculture states that 60% of Uganda’s population is engaged in farming and 40% of them are earning from it. There is a need to reduce the poverty in Uganda so that the people can live a comfortable life. If the poor continue to increase, this will mean the highest percentage can not afford food, health or shelter and they will start to die.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

SDGs 1, 2 AND, 6

SDG 1 that is to end poverty in all forms, SDG2 that is to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, and SDG 6 that is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Our Progress so far.