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My name is Akena Stephen, a resident of Oboke Ber village; Paicho Sub County. My life was a gamble without any hope to live for, until I joined a group called Cwero support the orphan and Vulnerable People back in the year 2007. Our major aim by then was to start up a small VSLA group that can be registered to access funding from any micro finance institution. Fortunately in 2012 Uganda fund provided us a grant of UGX 5,100,000 to improve our livelihood, we bought 70 goats then and after they had multiplied, all members were given at least two goats. I am, up to now, still in possession of those goats- currently I have 14 goats though I have been selling off some- my goats are now my money maker because the benefits I have gotten from the goats are really remarkable-for example I have been able to pay for education of my brother, additionally, I sold some of the goats and bought two oxen for farming and some of part of the money I used to buy pine seedlings.


Currently the pines have all grown up, though it’s a long term investment, it remains a symbol that I will always look at as the benefit I got from Uganda Fund. With all these benefits, I have become a role model and bread winner to my family and to the rest of my community. The goats have now turned up to be a seed of gold to my life. With the supplementary funding worth 3,400,000 from Uganda Fund, we have been supported by Trans-cultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) to start a piggery project. We purchased 10 pigs and some part of the money we diversified in VSLA. We were also trained on VLSA skills and enterprise management. Personally, I have started integrating these skills into my daily life; in my saving and I would want to start a piggery project by the beginning of next year. Currently we have a VSLA portfolio of more than UGX 3,000,000. I have personally saved UGX 402,000 with the group. To diversify my income generating activities, I borrowed loan worth UGX 80,000 from the groups’ VSLA and used it to cultivate one hectare of chilli. I am currently harvesting it and I already have ready market. Every success today in my life is as a result of the support I got through the Uganda fund.

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  •  Fund for War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda
  • c/o Mary Page
  • 140 S. Dearborn Suite 1100
  • Chicago, Illinois 60603
  •  Phone: 504.314.2714
  •  info@ugandafund.org

 

 

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  •  Uganda Fund
    Plot 3 Erinayo Oryema Road
    Kanyagoga
    P.O. Box 1541
    Gulu, Uganda
  •  Phone: +256.790.916.017
  •  Skype: Uganda.Fund
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