Poverty Alleviation Project In Kaaboong District (Karamoja Region)


Peculiar Organization is currently seeking for a grant to the tune of 120,000$. This funding, when accessed will be in position to contribute towards capacity building initiatives and locally based programs that will help alleviate poverty levels in Kaabong district, Karamoja region according to the multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

The project will mainly focus on the youth and women as the primary target group and run for a period of two years, involving training programs, implementation of activities, field visits, monitoring and evaluation.
Uganda is one of the developing countries still grappling with acute poverty levels characteristic of malnutrition, poor health, high illiteracy and school dropout levels, poor housing and a highly subsistence economy among the majority of ordinary people.

This situation was worsened by the by the civil wars and the HIV and AIDs pandemic that the country experienced in the previous years. These contributed to deprivation, breakdown of social economic foundations that would sustain households to realize sustainable growth and development in domestic incomes and financial sustainability. Many families were left with a burden of orphans to take care of and some families were run or managed by children due to the death of the adults.
The situation in Karamoja, however, is worse when compared to the rest of the other regions in Uganda. Whereas other parts of the country were recovering from the effects of the civil wars, Karamoja region and in particular Kaabong district was and is still devastated by constant cattle raids and killings of innocent people by rustlers from the neighboring ethic groupings both from Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. Livestock farming is traditionally the sole economic activity and a measure of wealth among the Karamoja people unfortunately the continued raids have frustrated majority of the local people.

To motivate and facilitate self-sustaining local programs that will alleviate the multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of Kaabong district.

  • 1. To train local people about modern commercial crop and livestock farming.
  • 2. Train beneficiaries about financial management and savings.
  • 3. Encourage beneficiaries to engage in alternative income generating projects.
  • 4. Facilitate farmers with basic farm tools and equipment.
  • 5. Facilitate farmers to restock their herds with hybrid goats.
  • 6. Orient beneficiaries about zero grazing as opposed to pastoralism.

We will be grateful to partner with any Potential Financial Partnership, Foundation, Company, Groups or Individuals and submit our proposals that will guide us in our efforts to address MPI indices and alleviate poverty in our areas of operation.
For any more information and full project proposal, please let us know, we can fit in your time and schedule.

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