From goats and seeds to life changing training, this Christmas please consider giving a gift that will make a real and lasting difference to families in Uganda.
If you would like to support this campaign then please donate through our PayPal link on our website - http://blossomafrica.org/get-involved/. Please make sure to opt in to sharing your email address so that we can contact you to find out which programme you would like to support and send you your certificate to give as a gift.
You can choose which programme to support and how much to give. Every donation will go directly to the community in Bunambutye and will help improve lives in simple and practical ways:
The gift of seeds
Seeds can provide essential food and even an income for families. In recent years, weather changes have made harvests less reliable and many people in Bunambutye have lost crops, so giving seeds (supported by training in improved farming methods) can improve yields and make a real difference to people like Nakami who we helped this year. She said “I harvested five bags of maize: I sold off three bags to pay school fees for my children and stored the other two bags for feeding”.
The gift of a goat
Your donations will enable the community to start a goat project in 2020. Goats are easy and cheap to care for, they can generate an income and their manure is very good for the land. Having a goat can make a huge difference to a family by diversifying their income and reducing their vulnerability. Evelyn took a loan from her savings group last year to buy a goat and as a result has been able to pay for her children’s school uniforms and books which enables them to stay in school.
The gift of training
In rural communities in Uganda it can be incredibly hard to find work and access financial services. Village savings and loan training gives members the knowledge and infrastructure in which to work together to save money and provide loans which can be used to start businesses, buy livestock, improve farming or pay for school or medical fees.
Ben, from one of our savings groups said, “I used to save money with other groups before joining Blossom Africa and their systems were not transparent and the member’s money was misused by the leaders. Joining Blossom Africa became a turning point in my life since they were so organized and decision making is done collectively”.
We want to grow our programme in 2020 and offer support to more people. Your donation will enable us to make a real and lasting difference to these communities.
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Many thanks for reading and have a very Merry Christmas