With two of our UK Trustees having just returned from visiting AVS Uganda there will be lot's of news and updates coming out over the next couple of weeks. Amina and Suzie, along with a UK volunteer Rebecca Lewis, spent just over two weeks with the AVS Uganda team to visit and review all our programmes, meet with some of our students, carry out field visits to meet with some of the most vulnerable families in the district. They also had a chance to visit several of the Women's Groups and even put their handy foot work to working the the water pumps (more photo's and video's to follow).


The objective of this project, based in rural eastern Uganda, is to motivate expectant mothers or mothers with young babies to attend the health centre and help to reduce infant and mother mortality rates in the area. The Mama Bag will provide basic items to help with hygiene and care for new-borns and their mothers. Each expectant mother is required to attend the health centre clinic at least twice before they can receive their Mama bag. Each bag contains items such as rubber gloves, cotton wool, vaseline, sanitary pads and a selection of new born baby clothing. We would like to raise enough money to send a cubic meter of baby clothing out to Uganda. This is a lot of clothing supplied by supporters of AVS. To donate click here.

We told you recently about some of our supporters who are running the Ugandan marathon this month. So far they have raised almost £5,000! This money could fund up to 10 secondary school students education, accommodation and field trips for a year or provide food, cleaning, charcoal for cooking for up to 60 girls at our hostel or provide Mama bags which include sopa, rubber gloves, vaseline, cotton wool, sanitary wear and baby clothing for up to 60 pregnant women every month for two year.
THANK YOU Louise & Rob!

The last rain was before Christmas and the dry spell that has destroyed crops. The great majority of the villages are facing severe food shortage and we are looking to raise funds for up to 6 high-quality, human powered treadle irrigation pumps, each costs £120 each. They are easy to install and operate with no tools required. They can irrigate up to 2 acres of land per day and can pull water up to 23 feet (7 meters in new money) and weighs 35lbs (16kg). They are also durable, rust resistant, highly efficient with guaranteed quality.Please donate here JustGiving

Working with The Farmers Guide Uganda we are training the AVS women groups in sustainable farming and agribusiness. The main aim is to improve these womens livelihoods through training to improve their yields and income and standards of living. More information on our development will be available soon. We have also completed training over 100 women on modern sustainable agriculture and agribusiness which we hope will give our womens groups a better and more successful way of growing and cultivating crops.

Contact AVS

Phone: +44 (0)7825 650127

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By Post: Marie Cates
1 Cockpit Cottages, Cockpit Road
Great Kingshill
Bucks HP15 6ER

African Village Support is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1164318.


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