Busoga Integrated Livelihood Development (BUILD) Project
Project Activity 1
Mindset Change & Business Culture Impartation
Project Activity 2
Financial Literacy and Inclusion for all
Project Activity 3
Agricultural Mechanization and Commercialization
Project Activity 4
Export Development and Value Addition
Project Activity 5
Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Project Activity 6
Access to Clean and Affordable Energy
Project Activity 7
Access to Nutritional Food Crops & Livestock
Project Activity 8
Access to quality learning Environment and Education
Busoga Integrated Livelihood Development (Build) also labeled “Build Busoga Project” is a community-driven; from the ground up, seven years private-sector-funded consortia project, being implemented by UNEDI, in partnership with the Dutch’s EuroAfric Link, and South African TPN Training Recruitment (Pyt), International Policy Center for Sustainable Development (IPC4SD) UK, and the Africa Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACOSBE). Other partners include; Mukusu Motors and Properties Ltd and Financial institutions among others
The Project targets to develop 5,000 Village Entrepreneurship Learning Associations (VELAs), as investment Clubs of consistent quality, durable, and high-impact sustainable commercial agricultural production complexes. This involves grouping of 100 carefully assessed households from the same village to constitute a VELA Investment club as direct beneficiaries covering 4,712 villages. N. B Some villages are large enough to constitute 2-3 VELAs) and that is why the target number of VELAs is 5000, with 500,000 direct beneficiaries and 2,500,000 secondary beneficiaries at a ratio of 1:5 per household by 2030. The project will benefit 60% women, 30% youths in the age bracket of 16-35years, and, 10% male adults.
Busoga sub-region is found in Eastern Uganda occupying an area of over 10,000 square kilometers and according to the 2014 national census about 40 percent of the people in the eastern region live in this sub-region. Busoga consists of the districts of: Bugiri, Bugweri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Jinja City, Kaliro, Kamuli, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo, and Namutumba Districts respectively. Being the third largest tribe in Uganda with a population of over 3.7 million people with living in 4712 villages. They also make up 40% of the Eastern Region. The Uganda Bureau of Statics (UBOS) report 2021 revealed that Busoga region has the poorest people in Uganda. 14.5% of people in Busoga are totally poor. The situation is due to increased population caused by poor family planning, in addition to many households converting their arable land meant for food production to cane growing which takes up to 2 years to harvest, they therefore lack income during that time. Statistics figures of 2020 showed that Busoga has 1.2 million poor persons to which 0.4 million are living in poverty or household food insecurity. According to the latest updates, Busoga can easily be the poorest region in Uganda if Jinja city is excluded.
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