Institutional Capacity Building
SAO Uganda worked with community partners and government to deliver good services to the beneficiaries. Currently SAO is facilitating select Baptist churches to engage in socio-economic development through Community and Church Mobilization Process (CCMP). A total of four Baptist churches Nakatete and Luti Baptist Churches in Lwengo district, Kyamurimba and Kigasa Baptist Churches in Kalungu district and Kijjabwemi Baptist Church in Masaka. Train individuals to identify their God given resources to come out of poverty e.g. credit and saving scheme, income generating activities have been reached and supported through capacity building training.
Between 2004 and 2011, 14 CBOs were identified, facilitated and empowered by SAO Uganda to deliver community development services to beneficiaries. As a result, beneficiaries have the opportunity to get quick service through CBOs. These CBOs are found in the the districts of Luwero-Zirobwe Sub County, Nakaseke-Semuto Sub county, Buikwe-Najjembe Sub county, Wakiso- Wakiso and Kakiri and Masuliita Sub county in Central region of Uganda. In Tororo,-Osukuru Sub county, Manafwa-Bubutu Sub county, Busia- Lumino and Buteba Sub County, Mbale- Busiu Sub county, Bekedea- Malera Sub County and Kumi- Otaba Sub County.
Community Development Officer Najjembe addressing CLAs and Youths in
prepation for skills training
Programme Officer Najjembe, CLAs and Young people conducting market analysis
and trade selection for Youths' Vocational Skills training
Self Help Groups
Through Self Help Groups (SHG) women have been empowered with a number of ideas from where they work hard and earn income to provide their house hold with basic needs. This has greatly provided food security where 44.9% of the households are able to have three meals and 51.3% two meals a day. This improvement in feeding has directly impacted the children in the SHG members household.
Below is Nakkazi Aisha brooding chicks for sale where she earns income
to take care of her family
Amusugut Grace Tailoring to support her family