The 24 days training, Module 1: Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda of CPAR Uganda’s project: Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty, was indeed a great one. Other than making new friends, me personally I gained a lot of knowledge.
First on the balanced diet aspect, I was able to realize that my small family was actually starving due to the poor diet. Given the fact that I have a little child, who is less than five years old and he needed the best diet as per his growth. Thanks to CPAR Uganda for being an eye opener to me.
Secondly, I was able to cut on unnecessary expenses, yet giving my family a better diet and feeding as compared to before the knowledge on income spending that I acquired from CPAR Uganda. I realized that there was lesser spending weekly and more saving was done by my household.
Innovators doing practicals – sourcing locally available resources from within the CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre and making use of them to make or produce what was needed – untesils drying rack (Awino), outdoor sitting shed (Bency) and growing of vegetables (Gumkit).
And last but not least, I was able to gain more knowledge on how to attain income using the resources around. I’m soon becoming and will testify to this. Thanks CPAR Uganda through our lead mentor, Ms Norah Owaraga.
By Acio Sharon Bency, Innovator