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Projects operating in Katakwi, Uganda

LWF began this sub program in 2002 to provide assistance to IDPs in both Katakwi and Amuria districts—two districts that have suffered from conflict caused by the LRA and by cattle rustlers from the neighboring district, Karamoja. As the security situation began improving in 2006, LWF is implementing the following projects:


Rural Development Project

Location: Kitgum, Sembabule, and Katakwi, Uganda

Funded by: Church of Sweden, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, FinnChurchAid and German National Committee

This integrative project run in Kitgum, Sembabule and Katakwi includes projects in multiple sectors that highlight our country strategy. The main activities include:

  • HIV and AIDS: HIV and AIDS sensitizations for community based educators and care givers, recreational activities supported, home care kits provided, seed distribution to PLWAs households and HCT/VCT
  • Water and Sanitation: Drilling and rehabilitation of boreholes, training of water and sanitation committees, hygiene and sanitation sensitization meetings, installation of water harvesting tanks and of latrines in schools
  • Vulnerable children: Provision of schools fees, scholastic materials and transport to schools for children, HIV and AIDS awareness, youth camps, provision of planting materials to vulnerable children’s households, training of local leaders in child rights, and counseling of children and caregivers
  • Food security: Production of fruit and wood tree seedlings for distribution to households, support to income generating activities, promotion of school feeding activities, provision of seeds for food crops, and farm implememnts for plowing

Agro Forestry
Funded by: Bread for the World

The Agro Forestry project works to protect and improve the degraded environment in and around IDP camps and in areas of return. The activities that support 12,000 households include:

  • Establishment of woodlots and distribution of seedlings
  • Building capacity in organic farming
  • Training in agro forestry practices
  • Promotion of energy efficient stoves
  • Training on hygiene and sanitation practices

Orphan and Vulnerable Children
Funded by: Civil Society Fund

This livelihood empowerment project is working with 300 OVC households providing household agricultural support to increase food security and income generating opportunities, whilst also scaling areas of child protection and psychosocial support. Main activities include:

  • Training caregivers of OVCs in agriculture, nutrition and savings and credit skills
  • Distribution of farm inputs and implements
  • Training of community-based psychosocial counselors and peer counselors
  • Formation and support to school Child Rights Clubs
  • Psycho-social counseling and interpersonal therapy to depressed individuals
  • Support child related activities in the district

Child Sponsorship
Funded by: DanChurchAid

This project supports orphans and their foster families; supporting orphans to access education, and facilitating improved food security and livelihood prospects for the households. Main activities are:

  • Funding for school fees, scholastic materials and transport for orphans
  • Trainings in improved agricultural techniques to improve food security
  • Distribution of planting materials
  • Awareness training in HIV/AIDS




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