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CHIDEFEA AND 2 other CBOS BENEFIT FROM THE TUL RELIEF AID

In April 2021, Uganda experienced a second wave of covid19 which claimed lives of very many people. It started mildly between April and May. However, in June it spread terribly, and the number of deaths surged tremendously with in a very short period. This resulted into the total lock down in the country.

Due to the total lock down, most of the business sectors in Uganda were negatively affected. The victims included our CHIDEFEA women who had just been helped by Mirembe Foundation to rejuvenate their business after the first wave of COVID 19 in 2020 which left all their businesses down.

Earlier on, when the women had started their businesses afresh, they had resolved that in order to be able to help themselves in case of another eventuality, every woman was entitled to save Uganda Shillings 2,000 (two thousand) per month to cater for that cause.

During this second wave coupled with a second total lock down, the CHIDEFEA leaders did not wait for the women to use up all their business capital like they did in the first covid19 wave in 2020. The leaders convened a meeting to find a solution which would save the new businesses for the women during this period. However, the women had only saved Uganda Shillings 90,000 as a reserve for such natural disasters. This is because the women had just saved for one month as per their agreement. This amount of money could not even be enough for one person.

With the help of Tusaidiane Uganda, CHIDEFEA solicited some funds to help curb the situation. CHIDEFEA received Uganda Shillings 11,850,000 ( eleven million eight hundred fifty thousand) from Mirembe Foundation and Tusaidiane Uganda.

This money helped a lot to save the women’s businesses and the situation at large. They received food items which included maize flour (posho), rice, sugar, beans, cooking oil and salt. The also got detergents like soap and sanitizers and they received mosquito nets and cash money.

The women are looking forward to continuing working for self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

Additionally, two more TUL partner organisations benefited from the 2021 TUL Relief Aid viz SEECHILD in Bunamwaya and Mama and Me  in Jinja. Please see pictures below:

In picture- distribution of relief aid to the mothers at the Mama and Me Centre in Danida-Jinja

In picture- packaging of the relief aid products at SEECHILD centre in Bunamwaya to be given to the SEECHILD beneficiaries and their families

All the three organisations ( CHIDEFEA, SEECHILD and MAMA AND ME ASSOCIATION) are thanking their donor partners together with Tusaidiane Uganda for the endless help that they always receive from them.

SEECHILD MISTC GETS ACCESS TO WATER AND ELECTRICITY

SEECHILD is aiming to construct a (boarding) centre for the disabled (both mentally and physically) children in Mpigi with the assistance of CONGRAVA, Netherlands. Access to water and electricity through the CONGRAVA  trustee in Uganda, the Tusaidiane Trust has already been implemented. CONGRAVA (the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands), firstly, asked Tusaidiane to conduct a geological assessment. After this survey indicated the spot where to find water, a borehole was drilled and water was channelled to different distribution points.  Currently, the construction of the fence and the security guard’s house is on going.

In the picture above, the tank on this stand acts as the main water reservoir and distributes water to the whole compound by gravity

Below is a video showing the drilling process and a lot of clean water found at the identified spot.

Tusaidiane and SEECHILD Management like to thank the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters” Alles Voor Allen” in Breda, the Netherlands for funding these project activities.

Sustainable and Effective Empowerment of Children with Disabilities (SEECHILD)

Skilling disarms Disabilities

With a vision of celebrating skilful and healthy people with disabilities, SEECHILD continues to empower families and children with disabilities through awareness raising, advocacy, skills training and research in Bunamwaya Central, Mutundwe Parish in Wakiso District.

The centre is growing and the children are making tremendous improvements with their personal lives and skills. They have developed good skills in sewing and crocheting, painting, self help skills for personal living, music, dance and drama among others. SEECHILD is very grateful to all her donors most especially Mirembe Foundation, Tusaidiane Uganda, Wereld Missie Hulp, Church in Action and other individual donors for helping them to facilitate SEECHILD’s projects / programs that made 2019 a year of progressive achievements and they look forward to a brighter future.

Please read the SEECHILD 2019 report for more details. file:///C:/Users/Dell/Documents/SEECHILD/Reports/20200309%20BISTC%20Report%202019.pdf