Uganda's Teso region has suffered innumerable times through violence - including several rebellious threats and coups - and erratic climatic conditions such as droughts and floods, resulting in a high incidence of poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, malnutrition, lack of general know-how, HIV/AIDS, famine, widows, orphans and an increase in people with disabilities. Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) is a nonprofit that is dedicated to empowering these communities so they defeat their vulnerability and abandon their reactive lifestyle, of living from crisis to crisis, in exchange for a proactive one of choices and planning.
Powerful and sustainable change in impoverished communities is only possible when the people targeted are themselves the primary actors of their own transformation. We work to empower them with the tools and knowledge they need that will allow them to overcome the many challenges they face and focus on creating innovative sustainable business initiatives. It is such well-founded initiatives that create jobs and, in turn, ensure a lasting more prosperous society. As the widely-repeated adage has taught us, IYAU will help provide the hook, or access to it, that then empowers and allows the people to fish for themselves.
The GlobalGiving foundation selected us to participate in its June 2017 accelerator, a fundraising opportunity for nonprofits around the world (https://www.globalgivin.org/accelerator).
If we raise $5,000 from 40 different donors for our Scaling Up Agricultural Production project by the end of this month, we will be featured permanently on the GlobalGiving website where we will have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, exposure to a new donor network, and access to dozens of online fundraising tools.
If you believe in our work, please help us reach the $5,000 mark, and be one of the first people to make a donation at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/scaling-up-agricultural-production/
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Your donation will help respond to the challenges exacerbating the poverty of 500 poor women farmers in Eastern Uganda. It will empower them to scale up agricultural production and market access for improved food security and income generation, by organizing them into groups, providing them with improved seed and information on markets, training them on better farming practices, and post-harvest handling and introducing to them solar-powered water pumps for irrigation.
You can find out more about what we do from our website, www.iyau.org, and YouTube channel, Innovative Youth with Action Uganda, or follow us on Facebook, @IYAUganda, or Twitter @IYAUganda2014.
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Feel free to contact us for more information.
Executive Director, Innovative Youth with Action Uganda
Tel: +256 784893749
International Coordinator, Innovative Youth with Action Uganda
Tel: +39 3921200344
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