Ugandan Men: Family Planning

At a time rife with global warfare and conflict, many marginalized communities and people are forgotten. In seemingly peaceful, poor communities throughout Africa, vulnerable women, orphans and families are still ravaged by food insecurity and malnutrition. In rural communities ancient customs have not kept pace with modern challenges such as global warming. Throughout vast tracts of countries such as Uganda, failing rains and drought have left large families with little or no harvest and

generations of hungry, uneducated children are the result. Nascent Solutions Uganda is working to change that. And 2016 has seen an increase in participation from men, in family planning courses led by NSI staff in Uganda. Polygamous families with as many as 26 children are unable to subsist on current agricultural yields. Intervening to educate young and couples and give them the access to the best tools of modern family planning, NSI is buoyed by the by-in from rural men we have noticed in the last year.

In addition to educational programs NSI is identifying, transporting and delivering shelf-stable prepacked nutrient rich food to communities in crisis in implementation of USAID’s International Food Relief Program for Uganda. This combined approach is keeping children and families alive in the short term, while safeguarding their futures

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