38% of $10,000 goal
These are the mothers of Nachan.
For decades the Karamojong, an ethnic minority in Uganda, have endured flooding, drought, famine and armed conflict. Many migrate to the slums of Kampala seeking a way to survive. In the slums there is no free access to WASH, medical care or menstrual health hygiene. Poverty and disease are endemic as is child marriage, gender-based violence, substance use and mental health issues.
Most of the women cannot read or write and many only speak Karamojong. Recently, the Kampala City Authority (KCCA) has been conducting “sweeps” of the children as they beg on the streets with their mothers or older siblings. The children are forcibly removed and sent to various rehab centers, orphanages and/or remand homes. There is no due diligence to the mothers or consent from them. To date, we have documented 84 children no longer in the care of their mothers. Of those, 12 are missing entirely and 7 of those are under the age of 5.
The women are terrified to try and find or retrieve their children lest they be arrested and imprisoned for “trafficking” their children as others have been.
The Nachan Project is a registered 501(c)3 non profit in the United States. The Nachan Project needs funding to provide a Nursery school for the children to help keep them off the street. The Nursery school will be staffed by Nachan and the mothers and will give the children a safe place to be.
We urge you to help support The Nachan Project in their efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable women and children in Kampala. Your donation will go towards providing education, school supplies, and operational costs for the Nursery School Program. Additionally, your contribution will go towards compensating our hardworking and dedicated teachers. With your support, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community. Thank you for your generosity.