Oxfam, Enough! (Disag’ya) Project
The Enough MGF and VSLA group in Wamale community invested their energy in their weekly meetings throughout the year in
- Hold intergenerational dialogues on social norms, and attitudes that perpetrate SGBV, promotion of positive masculinities and the need to invest through savings for future growth.
The VSLA contributed and made interest through soft loans that members collect, weekly welfare contributions to support in emergencies. Sharing was therefore made and all members of the group received their benefit based on the strength of their contributions. Women who belonged to the groups have gained some appreciable amount of financial independence. Most of them are into small scale businesses and farming with the use of the loans acquired from the VSLA contributions.
Madam Abdul Jalil Khadijah had this to say; “I sell food in the community and a member of the MGF as well as a VSLA member. Prior to ENOUGH project, I used to struggle in my food business. I used to prepare food twice a week due to financial challenge. My husband was not supportive in fending for the family. I spent the little I always generated on foodstuff. However, my household is a changed man now as he is now a supportive unlike previously. The change I believe is the knowledge we both received from the MGH sessions conducted by ENOUGH project. We go for the VSLA sessions together. The contributions we did together, my husband gave all his benefit for me to expand my food business.”
FHI 360, ASBC Program
The ASBC program supports GHS Community Health Officers (CHOs) to build the capacity of 190 community health management committee members (CHMC) on the CE4HW manual. 10 CHPs zones serving 30 communities in Sandua and Zandua subdistricts under the karaga district developed 10 Community Health Action Plans (CHAPs) to be validated during a community durbar and implemented with locally available resources to address their most pressing health needs.
AXIS, IC4C Project
The IC4C project supported youth groups in the Northern region undertake a Reproductive Health Week Celebration. The youth advocates integrated RHE in practical activities such as health walk, football gala, fun games and held interactive quiz and debate competitions on RHE. They also called on relevant stakeholders to prioritize sexual reproductive health needs of young people to enhance their holistic growth and development and petitioned Ministry of Education to introduce sexual and reproductive health education at the basic school level to equip young people with relevant information to make informed choices for improved health and development.