We have created a model of inclusion for persons with disabilities by promoting human rights, advocating for accessibility to social services, economic empowerment, skill development and ensuring availability of food, clean water and increased incomes among persons with disabilities, their families and communities.
Our work has transformed lives and regenerated communities with regenerative agriculture in Uganda. We have partnered with 8 schools, 4 community smallholder groups and directly working with 500+ households where we have empowered 2655 young adults and 390 adults with permaculture ethics, principles and vegetable gardening, this has led to food security, improved nutrition, increase in income among the benefiting households and better community biodiversity where 79 acres of land have been restored, 223 households and the eight Schools have established food forests, 67,745 environmental friendly trees have been planted.
People impacted by our vision
Children with disabilities access to inclusive education
People with disabilities access to rehabilitation
Number of households with food security
People trained in permaculture
People trained in entrepreneurship
Number of acres restored
Environmental friendly trees planted
Environmental Friendly trees protected
Households with access to clean water
Schools we're working with
Disability groups we're working with
On our six acres of organizational land, we have successfully established a food forest demonstration training ground for permaculture design and 2,300 households have access to affordable sustainable clean water for drinking and garden irrigation.
We are able not to leave anyone behind by fully involving the persons with disabilities in all what we do. We ensure that they access rehabilitation, formal education, vocational skills so that they are enabled to work and be the change.
We have rehabilitated over 350 old PWDs, we have also linked over 78 children that have disabilities which can be corrected for specialized treatment. And these children are already in school.
The students we have worked with in permaculture, 95% have already established permaculture gardens at their homes and have passed on the skills to their siblings. Their homes can no-longer spend their limited money on buying vegetables, they instead sell some to get money for buying books, school uniforms and paying school fees. Most of them are now concerned about environmental conservation. This is demonstrated by their love of planting trees and the use of organic farming.
Karambi also acted during the 2017 heavy drops of rain. Families that had persons with disabilities that lost their shelter and crops were helped with foodstuffs, mattresses, and iron sheets.
Our impact means that person with disabilities:
- can go to school and learn without discrimination
- can access healthcare when they need it
- can get a job and earn money
- can acquire skills and use it to create they own jobs
- can marry and have a family, feed it and educate their children
- can own properties like land, buildings, cars and businesses
- can lead their communities and access each place
- can participate in planning, budgeting and in decision making at all levels
- can go for worship
- can access marketplaces and do business
- can access finance facilities
- can produce their own foods
- And they do not stay on street