Oprah's Angel Network has awarded a US$50,000 grant to The Hunger Project (THP) to enhance the organization's community mobilization and leadership programs in Uganda. These programs enable rural communities to overcome their own hunger and poverty on a sustainable...
Ugandan Woman Food Farmer Chairs Women’s Group and Village Loan Committee
Mukama Hajira has seen her enterprising efforts grow since joining THP in 2003, and she is now putting her children through school, diversifying her income and chairing the Village Loan Committee.
Advances In Ending Child Marriage In Bangladesh, Uganda and Burkina Faso
The Hunger Project’s programs in Bangladesh, Uganda and Burkina Faso are helping end child marriages through legislative changes, advocacy, and educational initiatives.
Hunger Project Country Director of Uganda Calls for Inclusiveness at the UN Hearings
Daisy Owomugasho, The Hunger Project Country Director of Uganda was selected to be a respondent for the UN interactive hearings on the Post-2015 development agenda. She spoke of the need to localize the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure the process is bottom up.
The Hunger Project-Uganda Implements Global Climate Change Alliance Project
In an effort to increase the resilience of rural populations and cope with climate change, The Hunger-Project Uganda co-launched a Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA). Check out how this alliance is increasing the resilience of rural populations to protect the planet.
Robinah, the founding mother of Ugandan epicenters
Honorary Robinah Ssetenda, Woman Councilor of Bukasa Parish at Wakiso Sub County Council in the Wakiso District, dedicates her time to improving the livelihood of her fellow community members. A resident of Bukasa’s “A” village, Robinah was born in 1970 and was...
Uganda Reaches New Heights in Health and Nutrition in 2014
The Hunger Project-Uganda focused on health and nutrition in 2014 with the opening of a new health center.
Community Members Bring Safe Drinking Water to Villages in Uganda
One year ago, it was difficult to access reliable, safe drinking water at many villages in Namayumba Epicenter in Uganda. Today, the community has access to safe water as a result of The Safe Water Enterprise (SWE), a program implemented in collaboration with The Hunger Project (Uganda, Australia and Germany), Siemens Stiftung and SkyJuice Foundation.
Reducing Stigma of HIV in Uganda
Lady Madinah recounts how her local epicenter and community in Uganda helped her not only come to terms with her HIV diagnosis, but also empowered her to stand proud and help others. Read her story.
THP-Uganda Epicenters Move Toward Self Reliance
THP-Malawi inaguarated microfinance institutions at two of its epicenters and hosted monitoring and evaluation officers from several THP Africa countries for a learning visit. In addition, several epicenters undertook income generating activities like hall and chair hire services and planted orange fresh sweet potatoes to serve as demonstration plots and seed multiplication sites.
New WHO Report Says Uganda Maternal Mortality Rates Down, Still Work to Do
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, maternal deaths in Uganda have been reducing at a rate of 5.1% every year over the last ten years. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015 have called for the improvement of maternal...