48 year-old Opolot John Peter is married with 6 children. Before the armed rebellion especially by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Peter says that life was good. “We were rich. We had cattle, goats and sheep. Educating children was very easy; one cow would pay for two terms. Food was abundant and I was able to…

PAG has made significant achievement in guiding youth to make the right choices and engage in socio-economic transformation…….. This effort is driven by the great need to address the issue of unemployment of youth. According to the Africa Development Indicators, unemployed young people, between the ages of 15 to 24, were recorded at 83% in…

“I can afford to smile because now I take care of my needs…………” that is a common statement in thousands of households and millions of people that PAG is working with in Uganda. PAG has empowered individuals and households by providing skills and kick-start inputs. Significant percentage of our target households can now confidently say…

The real solution to rural poverty in Uganda…….. depends on the ability of people to transform locally available resources and achieve their dreams. There is power in local resources. PAG has achieved a lot by encouraging people to use what is available at their disposal and address their needs. Sustainable solution to rural poverty is…

Uganda is generally semi arid and has experienced severe decline in water sources over the past few decades. This has been worsened by frequent and prolonged droughts resulting from climate change. Clean water sources are now inadequate as many spring wells continue to dry up. However, the human population continues to increase thus making available…

Armed rebellion, civil conflicts, natural/environmental disasters, and diseases are the major cause of poverty in the rural communities where PAG is providing Social Development Service. Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) are an ingenious solution to the financial needs of rural communities. PAG SDS adopted VSLA model and has been applying it since 2004 for…

Participatory Evaluation Process (PEP) is designed to mobilize communities to and church to design, plan, implement, and evaluate their development process. PEP facilitates communities to “discover” who they are, and their potential, and to envision their destiny. Using the power of visioning, they then determine how to achieve that destiny. PEP facilitates the community through…

The Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic Estimates The first AIDS case was diagnosed in 1981 in the United States of America and the disease has since spread to epidemic proportions around the world. According to the 2010 UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS epidemic, 33.3 people were living with HIV, 2.6 million were newly infected…

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