Caritas MADDO, through its Departments of Health and Welfare made merry this year’s World Day of the Sick organised in Nkoni Parish – Lwengo District. Over one thousand patients were attended to and given free therapeutic health services. There was donating blood, voluntary testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS for at least all the patients, besides the elderly and the most vulnerable persons received basic essential items like; sugar, soap, clothing & food among others.
Caritas MADDO‘s ERI Project funded by HORIZONT3000, organized a Farmer field Day
in Kyotera District where over 230 participants were exposed to all the activities trained and promoted by the Caritas MADDO and these include establishing kitchen gardens, soil and water conservation structures, waste pits, well managed coffee and banana plantations, tree planting, tree nursery management, animal management, sweet potato silage making and feeding, raising banana tissues in nursery, dish racks, wood saving stoves, water harvesting technologies among others
Theme “The youth, be a pillar of the church and nation through working in associations”
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Strengthening the capacity and retooling Field Extension staff of MADDO in “Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer and Gender in the Dairy Value Chain.”
- Dairy Value Chain
- Entrepreneurship and farm economics
- Training of Trainers
- Dairy farm management
- Herd improvement, health and fertility
- Participants will know and understand the dairy value chain in MADDO’s milk catchment area.
- Participants will be able to develop and operate an appropriate farm management system, including feed planning, pasture management and ratio formulation
- Participants will be to develop appropriate milk control systems form hygienic milk production and handling, collection, testing and processing. Critical control points will be identified.
- Participants will be equipped with training skills that will be used transfer knowledge to colleagues, community based trainers and dairy farmers
- Participants will be to offer technical guidance pertaining group formation and strengthening.
Fish farming sector in Uganda continues to grow faster. Caritas MADDO is being supported by OPAM(Opera di Promozione della Alfabetizzazione nel Mondo) has continued to support the rural poor improve their welfare in nutrition and diversify income sources as well as conserving the environment. Employing sustainable fish farming techniques i.e Fish ponds the project targets and is working with the unemployed youth and vulnerable households organised in groups that have access to land for fish farming, using sustainable fish farming techniques.
Since the project’s inauguration in May 2016 the first four youth groups are a few months away from harvesting from their fish ponds.
Fish farming as it started in Kalungu and Masaka Districts
As a means to increase the needy household’s incomes and improved nutrition, Caritas MADDO through its Cow Project gave out 128 pregnant cows and another 102 Pass on Gift heifers reared on zero grazing as an income generating activity.
Special thanks go to Micro financing Partners in Africa (MPA)-USA who are financially supporting the rural farmer beneficiaries in Masaka Diocese with a Living Loan
Once again Caritas MADDO together with donor partners Micro financing Partners In Africa-USA gave out 79 original and pregnant cows to prepared farmers in the districts of Sembabule and others. for the past six years MPA has been supporting the Cow Project to increase household income and food security to the rural poor families in Masaka Diocese through dairy farming. MPA launched the construction and use of biogas in Rakai district in order to protect and conserve the environment besides saving the women from using smoky kitchen while preparing their meals.
On the 31st December 2015, Bishop of Masaka JB Kaggwa and Mrs. Ddungu Elizabeth(Terre Des Hommes country Director) launched an Theatre Unit at St Andrew’s Community Health Centre in Biikira Parish – Rakai district. This theatre is to provide services to over 50,000 people in the South-Western part of Uganda especially pregnant mothers with complications during birth.