Northern and North Eastern Uganda experienced over two decades of armed conflict between the State of the Republic of Uganda and several dissident armed groups. This conflict resulted in diverse grave livelihood gaps and challenges. Despite several initiatives by Government of Uganda to mitigate the effects of armed conflict, there were still livelihood gaps manifested in form of low food and nutrition security, low household incomes, increased vulnerability, dwindling well-being, limited rights of access and stagnated or dwindling human dignity in post-conflict settings.
Uganda Change Agent (UCAA) proposed this project aimed at improving livelihood among people who earn less than US$1 per day in Paicho Sub-County of Gulu District and Otwal Sub-County of Oyam District. The specific objectives of the project were: -
COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND ORIENTATION The Executive director –UCAA standing in t-shirt addressing community members in Oyam district during one of the project sensitization meetings. Community mobilization was the first field activity conducted. This created awareness among project beneficiaries and other stakeholders. The team at UCAA including the Executive Director, The Programme Director and the Programme Officer moved to Gulu and Oyam in May 2013.
Training In Village Savings And Loan Associations (VSLA)
VSLA Training In Oyam This training was conducted from 19th-22nd May. A total of 22 participants were trained and were drawn from Alege and Odia Villages. One UCAA intern student and a change agent were also trained. This training took place in white house hotel in Oyam.
Training in VSLA Methodology in Gulu Similarly, this training was conducted between 23rd and 25th May. A total of 22 participants were trained and they were drawn from Kiceke and Lakwela Villages. One intern student and a change agent were also trained. This training took place in white house hotel in Oyam district