BIF has been working in Ugenya district since 2011 and our priority sectors of intervention are:
• Poverty alleviation and food security.
• Education and training.
• Primary healthcare.
Poverty Alleviation and Food Security:
We want to ensure households have access to regular nutritious food, taking them out of absolute food poverty and into food security through:
• Provision of seeds, tools and fertilizer.
• Training in agriculture and nutrition.
Dairy farming: crop production, Poultry keeping and dairy goat breeding to diversify nutrition.
• Support in improving value chain addition for selected crops and animals.
• Increasing knowledge and skills on IGA through:
Business management training to help facilitate the development of micro-enterprises.
Training in financial resource management, marketing and the establishment of revolving household funds.
All of these trainings are geared towards enabling households to rise above the poverty line.
This will include:
1. Provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation.
This is aimed at promoting the rights of the most vulnerable group of the population to access to affordable and quality health care and services.
The focus is on advocacy nutrition. Working with other stakeholders, BIF is promoting enhanced participation and collaboration in addressing health and nutrition including having access to safe drinking water – We focus to provide safe water, sanitation to reduce the burden of water borne diseases and improve lives of the affected areas in undeserved and resource-lacking households.(sinking of community shallow wells). Water, sanitation and hygiene are all critical to reducing the burden of water borne diseases which kill many especially children each year. Clean water isn’t easily available.
Our Outreach Programs:
• OVC’s and Girl Child Empowerment.
a) Education and Training.
To provide quality educational opportunities to ensure that at-risk children with the least access to tools and resources they need for education and who would otherwise be left out, to improve their lives and transform their future.
BIF aims at increasing access to a quality education from Pre-primary. BIF works to ensure younger children their rights to a future, and to facilitate social inclusion for disadvantaged children, promoting equal education opportunities and reduction of discriminations
b) Sanitary Pads for school Girls.
The outreach program is to ensure all school dropouts especially teenage girls are back in school by providing them with sanitary towels and other basic needs. Provision of these pads will reduce manipulation by men who promise to provide them with the money to buy the pads; this will increase on the school enrolment and completion of education cycle. It will also help to restore dignity and self-esteem.