Kampala (April 14th, 2020): On Thursday April 9th, ChildFund Uganda Country Program disbursed funds worth UGX 1.4 billion to 9 local partners to implement cash transfers to 29,000 enrolled households.
The Country Office decided to reprogram its available funds to respond to the emerging needs of vulnerable enrolled households in the communities it serves in the 28 districts in the Country. The transfers will be made through mobile money, banking and other appropriate platforms available to families to access the cash. Rural households will receive UGX 50,000 while urban households will receive up to UGX 100,000.
This contribution to vulnerable households is intended to enable families access immediate hygiene kits including handwashing facilities, as well as meet the basic needs in the households. ChildFund has also been supporting awareness efforts on prevention and control of COVID19 through messages aired on different media platforms across the country.
“The endeavors are part of our response to complement the government of Uganda actions in responding to COVID19 including supporting the most vulnerable families. “ChildFund Uganda Country Director Moses Otai said.
ChildFund continues to monitor the situation and will make additional response mechanisms as the situation evolves, he added
“This pandemic requires a concerted response and cooperation from all stakeholders, every preventive, control and mitigation measure is valuable, and every person and entity can make a difference to stop the spread of this virus and protect our children and communities.” Otai said.
In addition to national partners, ChildFund will continue to work closely with the nine local implementing partners: Acholi Child and Family Program in Gulu, Masindi Child Development Federation in Masindi, Lango Child and Community Development Federation in Lango, Community Efforts for Child Empowerment in Kiboga, Kampala Area Federation of Communities in Kampala, Jinja Area Communities Federation in Jinja, Partners for Children Worldwide in Soroti, Mbale Area Federation of Communities in Mbale and Busia Area Communities Federation in Busia.