Last year, 2020, we, at CPAR Uganda, were highly optimistic that it would be the year in which we revive and re-grow our organisation, while implementing projects that have direct positive impact on the wellbeing of our constituency – active disadvantaged communities in our geography of operation, the Greater Northern Uganda and Uganda, generally. And … Continue reading May we conquer COVID-19 & Resume Normalcy
In memory of my late Mum, who was an agriculturalist, I do farming as a business. And I am happy that through our large scale banana growing innovation. we created employment; we fed the market and generated income; and we fed our fellow community members. And, importantly, also, we proved that it is feasible and … Continue reading COVID-19 and agriculture: Lessons from a Ugandan woman farming as a business
Within a couple of weeks from receiving our small grant, Bency's shop is already up and running! Yesterday, she checked in, sending this photo via WhatsApp: Bency on the right with her aunt in her newly opened small shop. Accompanied with the following text message: "Good evening MD, I have started it small, thanks to … Continue reading Resilient Young Innovator in COVID-19 Era
We, at CPAR Uganda, are in awe of Bency's tenacity and are inspired by her. Utilizing donations given to us, we have thus decided to provide a grant to Bency of the minimum capital that she requires to rebuild and re-establish her business. In addition to the small financial grant we are giving to Bency, we will continue to mentor Bency and to provide her with technical knowledge and linkages as articulated in our mentoring programme, the best as we can during these trying times.
The majority of Ugandans are net-buyers of food. They buy more of the food that they eat than they eat the food that they produce themselves. Even among smallholder farmers, the majority grow food to sell and then buy food to eat. It is no wonder that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Uganda took … Continue reading Lessons from COVID-19: Grow Food
The way in which individual and corporate givers have politicized their giving to the Uganda COVID relief fund and their insistence to give loudly, is extremely insensitive to the feelings of those Ugandans whom COVID-19 has temporarily pushed into absolute poverty.
The Chinese now understand the behaviour of the COVID-19 Virus thanks to autopsies that they have carried out. This virus is characterised by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the air ways and lungs. So, they have discovered that in order to be able to apply a medicine you have to … Continue reading Know COVID-19 aka Corona Virus