In Uganda, there is a continuous excessive felling down of trees and destruction of swamps by mostly the youth for money and fuel purposes, thus the degraded land is no longer productive and affected with climate change, and hence has resulted into low production / yields of food in the area leading to abject hunger and poverty.
CESA-Uganda responds to this challenge by building the capacity of rural communities in good environmental conservation measures and climate change mitigations like using ecological agriculture / sustainable agriculture, afforestation/reforestation, use of energy saving technologies like use of energy savings stoves, biogas and solar driers. Through using these solutions, the environmental is restored and food production increases with time.
Provision of Solar lights in Uganda
In 2018, CESA-Uganda got into partnership with Let there be light international (LTBLI)-USA headed by Mrs Sarah Baird, who has supported 1100 rural vulnerable communities like HIV infected people, Breast feeding mothers, the disabled, business families and school going children with solar lights aimed at providing security, economic improvement and education for improved lives through Combined Efforts To Save Uganda (CESA-Uganda).
Before the intervention, these vulnerable people were using dangerous paraffin candles which could lit and burn their houses at any time, smoke from them could affect their lungs leading to poor health and were using Ugx 500 ($0.13) per day, which is so expensive to such low income earner rural people.
Currently, the supported families by Let there be light international (LTBLI) are no longer using costly paraffin (fuel) thus saving money for other home basic costs, have security for their lives as there is no longer burning houses due to use of paraffin candles, improved academic performances among the children using solar lights and lastly their health has improved due to use of non -smoke free solar lights.
We are still in partnership with Let there be light international (LTBLI) and we will continue to support more vulnerable communities in Uganda who have no access to electricity power