A woman passionately talks about her household economy - what it means to keep rabbits and how her family supports her.
Request for Partnership
Hemtog Foundation - Uganda is an indigenous community based organizationlegally registered with Kasese District Local Government (NGO/CBO DESK), Registration number 1859currently operating in the Rwenzori Region initially Kasese district under four thematic areas; (1) Raisingawareness on children's rights and Reproductive health, (2) Enhancing livelihood through vocational skills,(3) Helping the homeless and changing their mind-set, (4)Art and culture promotion and protection.
In our region, the number of orphans and Homeless Children increases every day and the situation is becoming acute. This situation is due to death of parents affected by HIV and AIDS, re-marriage of deserted women, widowed women, wars, divorce, disputes in families and many others. These young people are just left without any care and support.
These adolescents survive by picking and selling rags, pick pocketing, participating in criminal and anti-social activities and resorting to live on streets.Currently, the community income base does not favor many of their caretakers and families to buy a kilogram of any type of meat compared to the population. Increasingly somecommunity members in Kasese district have resorted to eat animal intestines and other unhealthy meat commonly known as “NSANGA” from different parts of the country.Lack of family, lack of social care and lack of access to basic needs contributes to poverty an environment that damages child mental, physical, emotional and spiritual development.
Rabbit Farming Project for Vulnerable Children
Sustainable income generation and nutritional facts for community development
The specific objectives:
- To promote livestock farming in the community
- To avail the community with rabbit meat
- To increase income among households/members for sustainability
- equipping young people with diverse livelihood skills
- To reduce on redundancy of the adolescents
Project out puts
- Restoring hope of orphanage homes
- Source of income
- Value addition
- Employment opportunities
- To reduce on malt nutritional family diseases
- Cheap cost of rabbit meat to the community
- Community members engaged in rabbit farming for commercial and food
- Savings and credit scheme and encouragement ofVSLAs
25 households. Each household will be given 10 rabbits. A family in our area can be made up of 8 or 10personsor more than, thus a total of(150 – 250)people of the identified familieswill benefit directly. We hope to start with orphanage homes and the less privileged homes that were identified during the survey that was carried in 2017 and 2018.