People are benefiting from our projects in various ways. Here we want to share some of their stories.

School-Community Partnership for Food Security (SCOP)

Vincent Roman, my path to becoming a doctor

“Vincent desires to be a doctor and I kept wondering how he was going to achieve that dream with him missing so much in school. But I am glad today he is always in school and is performing very well.”

 

 

Good Health equals Good Handwriting

“Nowadays I put up my hand in class more often because I can understand what is being taught. Even when I am not sure I ask for the teachers help. I like my teacher and I when I am older I would like to be just like her.”

 

 

Secure Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities

 

Generosity and goodwill, a farmers story

“The refugees are in miserable state. If war begins in Uganda, we shall also run to them and it would be painful to be turned away in such a state of need. This is why I am [giving land] because no one wakes up and prays for war.”

 

Finance for Agriculture (F4A)

 

Bridging access to bank loans

“Thanks to PALM for the linkage. I knew nothing about banks. I used to think banks and their loans were only for the educated but now I can actually borrow without any fear.”

 

 

 

Introducing VSLA

“I have easily coped with unexpected emergencies and I could invest in my onion business through my own savings and social funds I received from the VSLA.”

 

 

 

The beauty of collective marketing

“Through collective marketing, farmers have been able to bargain collectively for the price of their sesame, the cost of taking the sesame to the buyer was reduced”.

 

 

Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A)

 

A sustained open defecation free environment

“Having joined the VHT team at first I didn’t realize the impact of my presence. Little did I know that my redundant skill in construction would contribute to my well being and the common good of the entire sub county members.”