Help us to change lives in Uganda
Kanaama Interactive Community Support aims to help the people of Kashare county in South West Uganda, where nearly 20 per cent of the people live below the extreme poverty level. More than 1,000 of the children are orphaned or vulnerable, and a third of the women cannot read or write. We raise money in the UK to change lives through a series of small locally-run projects, including a Saturday club providing counselling and extra teaching for vulnerable children, literacy groups for women, training in sustainable agriculture and a micro-credit scheme. Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 164th out of 187 on the Human Development Index. Of the 23,000 people living in Kashare, 4,000 live on less than $1.25 a day. More than 1,000 children are orphaned or vulnerable, largely because of HIV/AIDS. The extreme poverty in which many people live can lead to other health problems. KICS has so far helped 118 vulnerable children with counselling, extra lessons and school uniform. Our literacy classes have helped some 360 women, and a flourishing microcredit scheme has made more than 1,700 loans.