Ready for Fruit Seedlings

We are excited to soon purchase propagated fruit tree seedlings to deliver to our partnering farmers in Northern Uganda! We will start with fruit trees because they need more water than other trees and this is our rainy season. Fruit trees also grow faster and produce income to farmers and their families.
We will plant mangoes, passion fruits, avocados, oranges, pawpaws, and others. 600 seedlings cost us $1,150 USD (4,200,000 Uganda Shillings). We will also purchase watering cans, shovels, and hoes for $1,415 USD (5,235,500 Uganda Shillings), a one-time expense.
Thank you for helping us meet our goal of planting 5,000 trees in Uganda! It is because of your participation and contributions we are able to carry out this essential work.
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Tree Seedlings

Climate changes in Uganda, and all of Africa, have greatly affected agricultural yields and are causing farms to produce less. This puts food security at greater risk. According to the National Forest Authority, Uganda has lost 63% of its forest coverage in the past 25 years due to tree-cutting for firewood, timber, and charcoal, as well as for the growth of agriculture and towns.

 

We are partnering with local farmers in Uganda to plant trees on their land. This will help increase food production, preserve the local and global environment, and produce income to farming families. A single tree seedling costs only $2 USD. We need your help to repair our land. Join us in these reforestation efforts by sharing what you can through our website (here) and Facebook Fundraiser (here). Thank you for standing up to plant trees SO THEY CAN THRIVE with us!

Reforestation Awareness


Communities in Northern Uganda rely heavily on forest resources for fuel, food, and a source of income. Our reforestation project will help farmers build new economic opportunities that are more sustainable and forest friendly.

We continually see the importance of community involvement when it comes to tree planting. The network of farmers and community members is essential in raising awareness of the necessity of reforestation. Planting trees delivers clear benefits for our community- environmentally, economically, and socially. As we plant together, we educates, support, and grow.

Thank you for your support in this essential work!

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Growing the Future


We are growing the future!  SO THEY CAN THRIVE is equitably empowering Ugandan farmers for food security, nutritional security, agricultural trade, and organizational development.  Through the provisions of better tools, new technologies, safe pesticide, increased forested areas, and improved seeds, we are expanding food production and farmer income!

We are now running a fundraiser to reach our 5,000 tree goal!  For our first 500 fruit tree seedlings, including oranges, mangoes, and passion fruit, the cost is $950 (3,500,000 UGX, 7,000 Shillings).

Thank you for helping us preserve the land, feed our communities, and reach our goal!

The Gift of Bravo Shoes


SO THEY CAN THRIVE’s Executive Director Ivan Woods Kasujja took this photograph of a young school boy admiring an ad for the Bravo Shoe Company.  The young man and many of his peers had never owned a pair of shoes!  In this photo, he is admiring the young man in the ad who is putting on a nice pair of shoes.  After this photo went viral, people on social media with one voice asked the shoe company to give this boy a pair of shoes.  In response, the company not only gifted this boy a pair of new shoes, they also gifted his entire school with free pairs of shoes!  When communities come together, great things happen!  Thank you for stepping up and taking part in this crucial work!

Water & Environment Week

This week in Uganda we celebrate “Water and Environment Week”! This week SO THEY CAN THRIVE’s Executive Director Ivan joined friends and our Area Member of Parliament to remove plastic waste from Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in Africa. Protecting it from all forms of pollution is vital. Together we also launched the End Plastic Pollution Campaign. This campaign enables us to get more people involved in our efforts to reduce waste and ensure pollution-free environments.

Thank you for making ecological changes in your own lives and for supporting this essential work that impacts us all!

International Day of Forests


Yesterday we celebrated the International Day of Forests! This day is a reminder of the value of forests in the lives of Earth’s creatures. Forests play a major role in providing food, water, and shelter to animals and humans in immeasurable ways. On the International Day of Forests, citizens in countries around the world are motivated to undertake local, national, and international efforts to support the health of trees and forests, such as tree-planting campaigns. Support our efforts of planting more than 5000 trees in Uganda SO THEY CAN THRIVE by donating any amount here or through our Facebook fundraiser. Thank you for standing strong and tall with our life-sustaining trees!

Celebrating World Water Day


Celebrated each year on March 22nd, World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is focused on “Valuing Water”. With your Partnership, SO THEY CAN THRIVE is providing access to clean, safe water through constructing borehole wells and providing water filtration systems in the communities that need it the most. Thank you for being an important part of this vital work!

The Power of Twelve Singer Sewing Machines

Over the weekend, we delivered the final six of 12 Singer sewing machines to the women’s cooperative! These artisans are now producing and selling their products on site. They are very grateful for this great opportunity to work themselves out of poverty and provide for their children. This project is expanding and sustainable. With their proceeds, these artisans plan to acquire more sewing machines and start other income generating projects. This will ensure more women are provided with employment opportunities, their children will be cared for, and their community will thrive. We will monitor and follow up on this project, offering supervision when necessary. Thank you for the ways you support this vital work!

Become a Monthly Donor

 
When you become a monthly donor, you enable SO THEY CAN THRIVE to develop bold long-term plans, to budget more efficiently, and to create more life-changing outcomes. Your monthly gift helps us to continue bringing short-term relief to the families most devastated by economic crisis and viral pandemic. With your support, we can bring about long-term, sustainable solutions that transform the lives of families and communities. Thank you for standing with us to do this necessary work!
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