The majority of our population survive on one meal a day.

We provide a meal at school to all the children we support. When we house a child we make sure that their adopted family’s nutritional needs are met. And we make sure farmers have everything they need to succeed in providing for themselves and the community.



Many Ugandan farmers are unable to take advantage of the high potential for agricultural productivity in their community. They can’t afford the high quality seeds and tools required to produce sufficient nutritious meals for health and wellbeing. And when crops fail, they can’t feed their families. Our work is focused on three areas:

Sustainable farming

Our work is focused on three areas:

  • Improved access to essential materials
    • We provide families with high quality seeds and tools that will produce a range of nutritious crops
  • Sustainable farming
    • We train farmers to practice environmentally sustainable ways of growing their crops season after season, year after year
  • Food security
    • We help farmers grow and store surplus crops so that in times of crop shortage families can still eat

We support families throughout the agricultural seasons. We prepare plots, we train and we harvest. We work to ensure that every child in this area has enough food to be happy and healthy.

School Meals

Only 3% of children attending schools in this area receive a meal at school. The fees that schools charge for meals are beyond the means of the majority of this community.

We make sure that each child we support receives a daily meal at school. Although simple, this has far-reaching effects.

Children who don’t get a meal at school do not attend because they are hungry. They drop out to search for food or because they can’t concentrate.

When we provide a child with a meal at school it gives them the energy and concentration to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. Providing school meals:

  • Reduces hunger
  • Increases school enrolment
  • Improves attendance, concentration and learning
  • Increases progression between year classes
  • Improves health and well being

MARGARET NABIFO

Margaret lost all four of her children to HIV/AIDS. At the age of 65 she took in her 3 grandchildren but was unable to feed them. She was forced to work as a labourer to be able to feed them just one meal a Day. Shelo gives Margaret the tools, seeds and training to grow enough maize and beans to provide two nutritious meals every day for each of her grandchildren.