CSRL COVID Relief and Rehabilitation in Uganda

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$7,385
29%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
48 Donors
35
days left
Project ends on December 01, at 11:59 PM CST
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CSRL COVID Relief and Rehabilitation in Uganda

Weeks after flooding, the water is barely receding.
Weeks after flooding, the waters are barely receding 

To control the spread of COVID-19 the Uganda Government made the difficult decision in March to severely restrict movement of people and goods nationwide. Borders were closed, transportation was halted, and institutions were shuttered.  As a result, supply chains for farm inputs such as seed and fertilizer were disrupted at a critical point just before planting time. Opportunities to earn a daily wage were eliminated for

those rural citizens who work part-time as seasonal laborers. To add insult to injury, a disastrous drought-rain cycle flooded vast areas along the Nile River complex, displacing entire communities. The impact on food security and poverty was immediate and devastating.

The ISU-Uganda Program (ISU-UP), administered by the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is in a unique position to respond. Unprecedented times called for a swift shift to provision of emergency relief aid.

ISU-UP staff collaborate with district officials to provide emergency relief food aid.
ISU-UP staff deliver emergency food relief 

 

We are especially grateful to private donors who, seeing the emergency nature of the situation, immediately committed funds for purchasing, transporting and distributing food for hungry families, fortified flour for pregnant and nursing mothers and infants, blankets, soap, seeds for farmers, and educational materials for students who were confined to their homes when their schools closed.  ISU-UP also drilled three new deep wells to assist with improved sanitation critical to controlling the spread of COVID-19, and taught school-aged girls and mothers how to construct approved fabric face coverings which are currently required nationwide.

 

Now, CSRL needs your help to strengthen relief efforts so we can continue to reach the most vulnerable people, providing the resilience necessary for the rehabilitation of individuals and communities as Uganda emerges from this very difficult period.

Please join the team with your donation.

Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Give warmth

Provide blankets for a family displaced by floods

$25

Encourage Learning

Provide home delivery of scholastic materials and assistance to keep students engaged in learning while schools are closed during a pandemic year

$50

Provide Nourishment

Provides enough fortified flour for a child to recover from malnutrition

$100

Invest in regrowth

Provide emergency seed, planting materials, and training for two farmers to replant a season of lost crops

$250

Sew support

Support a sewing machine used to teach skills and produce face masks and sanitary pads

$500

Keep it running

Provide a toolkit for borehole maintenance to keep vital clean water running in a community

$1,000

Make it happen

Cover mobilization and logistics costs to deliver relief supplies to two entire communities

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