The programme model that Send a Cow delivers is empowerment that is sustainable. It hinges on the backbone of the country Uganda - which is agriculture - and Send a Cow endeavours to reach out to the active poor"
Esther Ssempebwa, Executive Director, Send a Cow Uganda

Uganda is rich in natural resources – yet has been badly hit by HIV/AIDS, conflict, floods and droughts.

We began working here in 1988, making this our longest standing programme. Some of the farmers we worked with in the early years are now successful businesspeople with adult children at university – proving that our approach really does make a lasting difference. Many of those farmers have found that one good quality cow – and associated training and support – is all the input they need to leave poverty behind for good. For others, we have adapted our programmes, focusing more on smaller livestock and sustainable organic agriculture.

Nowadays, many older community groups are still flourishing, despite no longer receiving funding from us. And Send a Cow Uganda has also developed into an autonomous organisation, with its own trustees: it remains largely funded by us, and is an important part of the Send a Cow charity family.

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