With no support from the government It is a struggle to feed over 45 people at our home each day. We also provide meals for families within the community too which pushes our already stretched resources. In Uganda agriculture is the highest form of sustainability and for many it is the way we feed our families. For us providing meals to children and families in the community is a huge task so, using our land is a must to keep costs down. The children enjoy farming and when they are old enough, they help in our land. As well as a source of food we use farming as a tool to teach the children the skills which will help them and there families to be self sufficient. Currently we don’t own our own land so rent and grow food on a small scale, often we have to bring in extra labour as most of our children are too young or at school during farming season.
To enable the feeding of the children and families to become a sustainable part of the work we need to acquire our own land. This will also allow us to fully set up a project to teach farming skills as well as raising funds for ‘Born Like Others’ through the products sold. If you can help us reach the goals of acquiring land or teaching farming skills we would love to hear from you.