You are here:

homegrown_media

Justine, disability activist, smiling in her garden

100% Homegrown Appeal.

Please support disability rights activists tackle the looming food crisis in Uganda through homegrown food, homegrown solutions and homegrown leadership. Give before 23 September and all public donations to the 100% Homegrown appeal will be doubled by the UK government.

Support disability activists in Uganda.

Young disabled people in Uganda are disproportionately affected by food insecurity due to poverty, lack of access to farmable land and the demands of farming.

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.

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.

Give before 23 September and all public donations to the 100% Homegrown appeal will be doubled by the UK government.

What a gift from you can do

£20

could provide one young person with start-up seeds to get their garden started.

£44

could give one young person start-up seeds plus all the materials they need to start a kitchen garden.

£115

could provide start up seeds and materials to start a kitchen garden, plus a year’s worth of training and mentorship.

UK Aid Match Logo

Donate today and double your gift!

Donate now to support homegrown leaders like Fazira. Give before 23 September and all public donations to the 100% Homegrown appeal will be doubled by the UK government. The money we raise through this appeal will be used to facilitate intergenerational training, provide seeds, equipment and materials for young disabled people’s kitchen gardens to thrive and unlock their long-term benefits. It will also help get more resources to disabled activists in Africa and Asia so that they too can design and lead solutions to their own challenges.

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.

Fazila, disability activist and gardener, kneeling in her garden

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 Kawuma, Disability Activist, Uganda.
Alice, a disability activist and gardener in her garden

Because of my small garden my family always had food. If someone has a source of income its also a source of self-esteem.

Alice Ssenabulya, Disability Activist, Uganda.