- Jjemba Mathew
Prince Joseph Foundation Africa
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How to End Poverty in Households.
One night, four scruffy little girls, each with her little sack, accosted me, begging. They asked me in Luganda (local language), if I could spare food, they looked so pathetic and helpless; so grubby from head to toe and ……so HUNGRY! After a few questions I discovered that they had a mama but no papa, which by UNHCH definition meant that they were also orphans. I recognized immediately that they were not only vulnerable but in danger. They could be lured by unsavory characters, bad young men, even paedophiles (Yes, they are common and exit in Africa) who would make them perform dreadful acts with the promise of food and money. I sent them home laden with dried beans and Posh (Maize Flour) and big hugs! Then the grim reality hit me! They, too, will one day become teenagers-survivors, not of cruel wars, not of HIV/AIDS but of STARVATION.Now my concern whenever i sleep in my bed,i keep on asking my self."How can i help communities/household to come over poverty line"? at-least to keep food in their house.How I and my partners do? How can other people join us?
I just want ideals and the way you see the global movement on ending poverty in Africa especially in my country Uganda