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Fish Farming Project

Kigatto youth group with a huge Cat fish

 

Fish farming sector in Uganda continues to grow faster. Caritas MADDO is being supported by OPAM(Opera di Promozione della Alfabetizzazione nel Mondo) has continued to support the rural poor improve their welfare in nutrition and diversify income sources as well as conserving the environment. Employing sustainable fish farming techniques  i.e Fish ponds the project targets and is working with the unemployed youth and vulnerable households organised in groups that have access to land for fish farming, using sustainable fish farming techniques.

Since the project’s inauguration in May 2016 the first four youth groups are a few months away from harvesting from their fish ponds.

Fish farming as it started in Kalungu and Masaka Districts

 

 

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Cow Project: Handover Ceremony

 As a means to increase the needy household’s incomes and improved nutrition, Caritas MADDO through its Cow Project gave out 128 pregnant cows and another 102 Pass on Gift heifers reared on zero grazing as an income generating activity.

Special thanks go to Micro financing Partners in Africa (MPA)-USA who are financially supporting the rural farmer beneficiaries in Masaka Diocese with a Living Loan

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FARMER FIELD DAY

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ERI staff demostrating silage making

Caritas MADDO through the ERI Approach funded by HORIZONT3000, organized a Farmer field Day where farmers show cased matters concerning enterprize selection to promote collective marketing, group formation for saving and credit, good plantation and livestock management, proper home sanitation and improved food security, displaying water harvest technology and environment

protection techniques.

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World Toilet Day

Showing ways how water is contaminated

 

Caritas MADDO organised the World Toilet Day under the theme: Toilet and Jobs. The day’s events started with pupils of five different schools marching through the town streets trying to create awareness for safe water and  sanitation.

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Bicycle Race: Corporate-Social responsibility

Contestants parade at the start point

Dr. OLAF hands over a biclyce and other prizes to the runners up

Dr. Olaf (a development Partner) and a delegation of six from Rostock, Germany arranged a bicycle race to encourage team work among the youths

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Cow Project

Once again Caritas MADDO together with donor partners Micro financing Partners In Africa-USA gave out 79 original and pregnant cows to prepared farmers in the districts of Sembabule and others. for the past six years MPA has been supporting the Cow Project to increase household income and food security to the rural poor families in Masaka Diocese through dairy farming. MPA launched  the construction and use of biogas in Rakai district in order to protect and conserve the environment besides saving the women from using smoky kitchen while preparing their meals.

Pupils of Katimba P/S will also drink milk to improve their health

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Sango Bay: the forgotten refugee camp

As Caritas MADDO we have visited Sango Bay and have been touched by the alarming situation. We want to raise awareness so that we can get support to help the people with essential requirements for survival, like food and clean drinking water.

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Day of African Child

Caritas MADDO, together with Terre Des Hommes-Netherlands celebrated     “The Day of the African Child” in the District of Bukomansimbi with the participation of six Primary Schools with the Theme: 25 years after Adoption of the African Children’s Charter; Accelerating our Collective Efforts to end Child Marriage in Uganda(particularly) and Africa in general.

School children as they march with banners and flyers

 

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