Vegetable gardens: Improving the nutrition and food security for child-headed families
Proper diet and nutrition are important in the development any person especially for children because they are at a critical stage of development.
With that understanding in mind, Uganda Rural Fund has set out to ensure that the kids in child-headed households have proper nutrition. We do this by helping each child headed family plant a small vegetable garden in their backyard.
Most of what they grow is for home consumption. However, some times they have excess produce that they can sell in the local markets to earn some income. The income in turn helps support their basic needs at the house and at school.
This project has been very successful. The kids work hard to take care of the gardens. URF sends staff and volunteers every week to help out in these gardens as well.