Send a Cow has a special relationship with Uganda as it was the extreme poverty experienced by its citizens which encouraged the charity to launch in 1988. Our response to a devastating civil war and years of unrest was to send cows from the UK so families could start rebuilding their lives.
Absolute poverty levels (those living on less than $2 dollars a day) are currently estimated at just under a quarter of the population – 24%. That means over 9 million people are unable to access basic necessities of life such as food, clean water, clothing and shelter needed to survive.
Uganda has been widely recognised as carrying out a determined campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDs which has seen rates drop. However, the epidemic has left many orphans behind. Therefore, our projects include support for families who have taken in orphaned children, and child-headed households.
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“I am now a teacher in the community. I teach other orphaned children about good behaviour, keeping clean, growing vegetables around their homes and helping their parents. But more importantly, I have managed to fend for my siblings. "
Peninnah is currently the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services at Centenary Rural Development Bank, Uganda’s largest indigenous commercial bank. She brings a wealth of boardroom experience including corporate governance, leadership, strategic planning and human resource management.
Paul is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Credit Bank Ltd and has vast experience in the private sector spanning over 17 years, having worked within the financial services and construction industry.
Barbara is a senior management advisor, consultant and University lecturer in Public Administration and Communications with over 20 years’ experience. She has extensive knowledge in Private and Public Sector Leadership and NGO management. She is a small-scale farmer with keen interest in agri-business.
Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young before spending over 20 years in international business. During this time he developed partnerships in a number of different countries whilst leading an international publisher. He lived and volunteered with an international NGO in Mozambique for a year and joined Send a Cow in 2013 where he has overall responsibility of the organisation and its 250 staff based in the UK and Africa.
Dr. Enoch K.K Bigirwa
Dr. Bigirwa is a distinguished veterinarian, project design and evaluation expert on various issues ranging from orphaned and vulnerable children, community empowerment, animal management and health care, and land governance.
Richard is the Managing Director of Mwamba Business Solutions where he focuses on supporting financial solutions for the small & medium enterprises (SME) sector. He has extensive experience in SME finance, venture capital, and private sector and financial services development.