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Dates: 2016 – 2017

Funders: Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Global Affairs Canada

Implementing partner: Lutheran World Federation Uganda

Expected number of beneficiaries: 8,250 people


With funding from Global Affairs Canada, this project provided livelihood training to South Sudanese refugee youth and young members of the local community. As well, households fostering unaccompanied minors, separated children and child-headed households will receive shelter, latrines and cash assistance.


Alendro beekeepers
From left: Emmanual Ayudraga, Richard Tabei and Moses Eruaga are members of the Alendro beekeeping group along with 30 other Ugandan young adults. The group manages the hives, processes the honey and sells it in local markets to increase their incomes.


Alendro beekeepers
One of 12 hives the Alendro beekeepers manage.


Kuny-derot soap group
Sarah Nyamuc and Wach Dau Wac, members in the Kuny-derot soap making group, demonstrate one step in the process of making soap. "We work in the business so we can become self-employed," says Nyamuc, the group's secretary.


Kuny-derot soap group
The Kuny-derot soap group, whose name means "self-employed", is made up of 30 South Sudanese refugees who now live in Adjumani, Uganda.


Ajah Deng Dau and Yar Bior
Ajah Deng Deu (left) and Yar Bior are members of Chieng Piet, a craft group whose name means living peacefully together. The group of 30 South Sudanese refugees, aged 15-30, received training and a start-up kit to make beaded bags as a means of generating income.


Ajah Deng Dau and Yar Bior
Yar Bior demonstrates a step in the process of beading the bags the group Chieng Piet sells. She says the group members chose beading as a business becasue "we know how to make crafts and were all willing and able."