1 in 7 people in the world go hungry every day. In Uganda, 5.8 million people are malnourished. These are shocking statistics considering that for most of us, we have never had to worry about where our next meal is coming from or how we are going to feed our family.
I recently wrote a blog post about how Kids Club Kampala is tackling child hunger in Uganda through our feeding programme: http://kidsclubkampala.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/tackling-child-hunger.html
Nutritious meal of rice for the kids at KCK Kamuge centre
Last month, we were able to increase our Feeding Programme to feed all children at all 16 of our centres every week! This has been such a blessing for us and is making a huge difference in the lives of the children we work with, as every week they receive a hot, nutritious meal.
Exciting hot meal of porridge for the kids at KCK Katange centre!
But tackling child hunger doesn’t stop there; we don't only feed the children. We are working towards sustainable solutions to hunger and malnutrition, through our Community Development programmes.
Mushroom house under construction
Back in March, we launched our first Community Development programme, working with Bukoto Women's Group. We taught the women how to grow mushrooms and helped them to build a structure to house and grow them.
Mushrooms growing in bags inside the mushroom house
Several months on, the project is flourishing! The mushrooms are providing a good source of nutrition for the women and their children, and the women are able to sell the excess mushrooms to increase their incomes, enabling them to buy more food for their families.
Mushrooms: A tasty source of nutrition for families!
If you would like more information about Bukoto women's group, our Community Development programmes or our Feeding Programme, and would like to get involved, then please get in touch.
Myself, Corrie and Sam with Bukoto women's group in front of the mushroom house, Summer 2012