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Ending Hunger Project
The Ending Hunger Project is tackling child malnutrition in Uganda's slums through providing nutritious meals, emergency food parcels, medical support and health education for over 500 children. At the same time the project is working with parents to help them grow food and increase their incomes.
January 2018 - December 2018
Charity information: Kids Club Kampala
At least 9 million Ugandans are food insecure and 5.8 million people are malnourished. Uganda’s slums are notorious for poor sanitation, overcrowding, violence, malnutrition and abject poverty. Many families survive on just one meal per day and with high unemployment and nowhere to grow food, individuals must look for additional sources of informal income to afford food. In the daily struggle to find food to eat, several children have been forced into child labour or even prostitution.
The Ending Huger project is solving both the immediate need and providing a long term solution to child malnutrition in Uganda’s slums. Through providing nutritious meals, family food parcels and emergency medical support we are reducing the number of children suffering from malnutrition. Through providing income generating activities, food production businesses, skills training and nutrition education we are economically empowering individuals and thus preventing malnutrition in the long term.
To reduce acute malnutrition of children in Kampala’s slums
Activities» Providing nutritious, balanced meals to over 500 children every day in three of Kampala's poorest slum communities.
» Providing food parcels for families in urgent need of food to sustain themselves.
» Providing emergency medical support and health care for children who are acutely malnourished.
What success will look like
Success will be a reduction in the number of children suffering from malnutrition and related illnesses including kwashiorkor and stunted growth
To economically empower individuals in Uganda's slum communities to be able to feed themselves.
Activities» Providing skills training for parents and other community members including tailoring, knitting, craft making, carpentry, farming and catering.
» Providing individuals with capital support to enable them to set up their own small-scale businesses.
» Providing individuals with small business training, and on-going support and advice to help their businesses to succeed.
» Providing market access advice and support for small businesses.
What success will look like
Success will be individuals financially benefiting through new income streams due to setting up their own small businesses.
To support small scale food production and agricultural projects in Kampala's slum communities.
Activities» Providing capital support to set up small scale food production businesses including vegetable growing and animal rearing.
» Providing on-going animal husbandry training and support
» Providing ongoing advice and support, including training and monitoring of progress to help food production to succeed.
What success will look like
Success will be communities becoming self-sustainable through providing food for themselves and reducing the monetary burden of buying food.
To improve child health and nutrition through education.
Activities» Running health promotion education sessions for children in Kampala's slums including hand washing, preventing disease and keeping safe.
» Providing healthy eating education sessions for children and on-going advice and guidance about nutrition and health.
» Child health and nutrition training for mothers including baby health, healthy eating, preventing disease and recognising signs of malnutrition.
What success will look like
Success will be children and adults having a better understanding of how to keep themselves safe and healthy, and of how to prevent and recognise signs of malnutrition.
Success will be a long-term reduction in childhood malnutrition rates, and families being economically empowered to help themselves out of poverty. We will monitor the number of reported cases of children suffering from malnutrition and related illnesses, and success will be a 50% reduction in one year. We will also monitor household incomes and food intake, and success will be parents able to feed their families, and less children needing our emergency measures as poverty is being reduced.
The biggest risk is not raising enough funds to provide all aspects of the project. We are managing this risk through applying to additional sources for funding, and by putting a reserves policy in place in case of emergencies.
Another risk is unforeseen outbreak of drought, famine or disease which has disastrous effects on nutrition. We are managing this risk through closely monitoring the health situation in Uganda, and through building resilience within communities.
We will report to donors by providing them with regular updates about project progress and information on how their donation has made a difference. Donors will receive project update reports, photographs and videos. These will also be communicated via social media and e-newsletters.
Budget - Project Cost: £40,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £14,400 Food for malnourished children Costs of providing daily food to 500 children £5,000 Food parcels Providing food parcels to 50 needy families £4,200 Health care Medical support and health care costs for acutely malnourished children £3,600 Skills training Daily skills training workshops in topics including tailoring, craft making and carpentry. £6,000 Capital support Providing individuals with capital to set up their own businesses and small scale food production £2,800 Advice and support Including business training, animal husbandry, market access. £3,000 Health Promotion Health education sessions including how to recognise symptoms of malnutrition £1,000 Support Costs Including communications, administration and monitoring and evaluation
This project will take place in three slum communities in the centre of Kampala, Uganda – Katanga, Kivulu and Namuwongo. These slums are notorious for drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime, poor sanitation and abject poverty. People face problems of overcrowding, insufficient shelter and food insecurity daily. Unemployment is extremely high, and literacy levels are low. About 10,000 people live in each slum and Kids Club Kampala has been working in these communities since 2008.
500 children will benefit from receiving daily meals, and from the health promotion and education sessions. 50 families will benefit from the emergency food parcels and 50 children will benefit from emergency medical care. 250 individuals, predominantly women, will benefit from the skills training and capital support. Hundreds more children will indirectly benefit from their parents incomes increasing. Whole communities will benefit through a reduction in poverty and an increased knowledge.
Through working in the slums of Uganda for 10 years, we have built up an in-depth knowledge of the challenges that these communities face. We have a proven track record of meeting people’s needs and are respected by children and community members. We are community led and community driven, and actively involve the local community in the project cycle. All our staff in Uganda are Ugandan, and we have a dedicated team of 70 local volunteers who help run our projects in their local communities.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Sam is our Uganda country Director and helped to found the organisation. He oversees our 28 staff in Uganda and is the key visionary behind KCK.
Gertrude is the Project Manager and is responsible for the children's activities of the project. Her knowledge of nutrition and passion are key.
Annet is our Community Development Co-ordinator and is responsible for the skills training aspect of the project. She is experienced and dedicated.
Olivia Barker White
Olivia is our UK Director and was involved with founding the organisation with Sam. She will undertake all monitoring, evaluation and reporting.