Most of our interventions have been largely focused at supporting our beneficiaries to remain safe or access services. URHB would however like to extend our interventions to empowering the most vulnerable including women and Children with Entrepreneurial skills, Kits and Income Generating Activities (IGA) necessary for alternative livelihoods and withdrawal from dangerous and risky sittuation.
For example it is estimated that out of 30,000 people living within and around Naluwerere Township in Bugiri District, 2,000 women are engaged in either formal or informal commercial sex work. The number is seasonally increased when young girls trafficked across Uganda’s Borders from Tanzania and Kenya, come in to share into the lucrative trade which is highly sponsored by the Long Distance Truck Drivers.
URHB has been working with the Commercial Workers in Naluwerere for now 7 years. Our interventions aimed at reducing the prevalence and impact of HIV and AIDS among Commercial Sex Workers and their regular Clients have largely been successful and many of these are continuing with support from Goal and STAR-EC. We however feel that some of the individuals in these groups can be helped with carefully thought out livelihood interventions.
Our Livelihood interventions have been most successful in Kaliro District where over 500 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) families are now out of the absolute poverty bracket following deliberate IGAs targeting them under the 3 year CSF funded OVC program
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