Supporting disability rights activists in Uganda.
Thank you for supporting this appeal for disability rights activists in tackling the food crisis in Uganda through homegrown food, homegrown solutions and homegrown leadership.
Thank you to everyone who supported our 100% Homegrown appeal last year. We raised £156,124.54 which includes £71,577.27 of match funding from the UK government.
There’s nothing that makes a person with a disability highly recognised and appreciated in our families and communities more than being able to support themselves and live an independent life.Fazira, Disability Rights Activist, Uganda.
The disabled community has come up with their own solution to address food shortages. Many older disabled people – especially women – have set up their own kitchen gardens – a source of food, income and respect in their communities. In the collective spirit of the disability movement, these successful gardeners are keen to pass on their skills, knowledge & wisdom to the next generation.
The money raised through our 100% Homegrown Appeal will generate the necessary funding to facilitate this intergenerational training, provide seeds, equipment and materials for young disabled people’s kitchen gardens to thrive and unlock their long-term benefits.
Meet the activists behind our 100% Homegrown appeal.
Growing more than just food.
Many older disability activists have proven the multiple benefits of a kitchen garden, including cultivating their self-esteem and independence. They are now determined and inspired to share their personal experiences with a younger generation. Kitchen gardens will also enable young people to:
Grow in independence as a result of not having to rely on others for food. Grow in confidence as a result of being able to become self-sufficient. Grow their leadership skills as a result of role-modelling an accessible solution to food shortages. Grow their resilience to future crisis. Grow their income by selling their produce in their communities. Grow their reputation as positive agents of change and therefore tackling stigma and discrimination in their community.
Because of my small garden my family always had food. If someone has a source of income it’s also a source of self-esteem.Alice, Disability Rights Activist, Uganda.