The second phase of lockdown in Uganda came with many challenges which made many of our beneficiaries who are vulnerable to starve. It has been so difficult for acid and burns survivors to afford a meal of food and other basic items which forced Hope Care Rescue Mission (HOCRAM) to reach out to our Partner organization RISE USA for intervention. A go fund me fundraising was conducted where we managed to raise money to purchase food and other basic items for more than 60 survivors and this was a successful activity were we managed to give all the 60 survivors what to use during lockdown.
Special thanks to all those who donated to RISE go fund me fundraiser.
Addressing issues affecting the underserved such as the acid attack survivors requires collective efforts by engaging key stakeholders, the key government ministries, UN agencies and development partners to ensure the implementation of effective laws and policies that aim at protecting the rights of the underserved people.
UNWomen Uganda thank you so much for engaging us to find a solution to the problem of acid and burns violence in Uganda.
The perception that many people had towards the underserved people has changed through our various empowerment programs such as micro loan, capacity building, artisan program that aim at improving the living conditions and diginity of acid survivors in Uganda as shown in the video below of Julie appreciating HOCRAM and RISE Coalition equip in her with life planning skills such as craft making skills and getting market for her crafts which has helped her to look after her family.
Our dear supporters and friends we would like to inform you that our Annual Report for 2020 is out. You can check it out. Thank you so much for all your support.