God's Mercy Orphanage Centre

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SUSTAINABILITY (Women Livelihood Projects)

Women have been actively involved with making hand crafts that they sell to the local market in Kisoro. They use available Local materials.

Savings and Credit Associations (SACCO). Women have been able e to improve on their household income and food security through the savings and credit association that they formed. They are able to give out small loans to non members of the SACCO at a certain agreed interest rate.

Child Protection and Survival: The Orphanage has income generating activities in agriculture. We rent Land and grow own food to feed the children and sell the rest in order to get money to meet administrative costs. Crops grown are Irish Potatoes, Pole beans, Carrots and tomatoes.

Poultry and Rabbit Projects-we keep chickens and rabbits for mainly meat, and eggs to feed the children, and also for sale.

a) Basic Education and Literacy.

At GMOC, Education is the core Area of Focus (AOF) for children especially a girl child. We believe that when we empower children with Education, in future they will be able to overcome poverty, disease, and injustices and be meaningful people to their communities and the Nation at large. Children are supported with scholastic materials, Uniforms, Meals, Medical Care and tuition. With support from Rotary International, women are also able to read and write through the Adult Literacy Program.

b) Child Protection and Survival.

This program is designed to ensure the safety of children from physical, psychological, and emotional harm within their communities. We work with individual, families, and community leaders, Probation officers in a coordinated manner towards enhancing child protection and survival.

c) Livelihood and women Empowerment Program.

This Program mostly targets women caregivers of GMOC Children. 80% of these women are widows, 20% accounts for young mothers who are victims of early child marriages, and other groups of vulnerable women. The Program offers the women opportunities for a better life through mentorship, safe spaces where they freely discuss issues affecting them, Life skills training, financial Literacy and Microfinance. Through their Local umbrella name(Gisorora Twiyubake Womens Group),they do commercial agriculture, Bar Soap making, Hand Craft making and they have two active savings and credit associations(SAACO).

d) Water and Sanitation Hygiene.

GMOC Health Volunteers and Village Health Teams do school to school, door to door teachings about the best WASH Practices. With support from a Rotary International Global Grant, GMOC and masaka Rotary Club was able to implement $80,000 Global Grant that provided clean piped water to 10,0000 people in three Villages in Nyakabande Sub-county in Kisoro District of Uganda.

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