Most people are dying from ignorance (Hosea 4:6)
Quit obsessing over what you need. Direct your focus and attention and energy toward what you can do. (Ralph Marston, author)Yesterday I attended the launch of the USAID Feed the Future Project in Kampala. This is a US $3.5B project initiated by President Obama and his administration to work with Ugandan farmers, predominantly, women to increase inputs off their farm and by extension improve on their livihoods. What’s awesome about this project is that they are promoting and using private sector organisations recognising that they do form part of the value chain. Trying new models as the old ones have been coming up short over the years! As usual the North of the country is a focus as they have been working on rebuilding after the twenty year civil war.
Despite the growth over the last few years, Uganda still suffers from widespread poverty, hunger and malnutrition, the rural population is over 87% with startling figures of stunting in children, anaemia and malnutrition! This project is focusing on trade not aid which makes it different to the past programmes. The end product is for self sustainability! I am looking forward to this initiative and getting involved in some of the programmes that are planned.
So what did I learn today?
The Universe doesn’t censor, it just creates, on Monday we were discussing trade not aid and being self sustainable and Tuesday here comes an opportunity, a bridge to assist in getting there! Be careful what you say because the moment you think and believe something it is created whether it is good or not so good