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Aug 2020 20

Our Impact, Thanks to Your Help: Annual Report

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We are very excited to announce our Annual Report for 2019. Read the full report here. The highlights are below.

GRG had a busy year, directly reaching a total of 2,623 former child soldiers, refugees, and host community members: 1,573 women & 1,050 men.

Our total annual budget for 2019: $46,840


Problems

  • Child soldiers. 1 in 3 boys and 1 in 6 girls were abducted by rebels during the war in northern Uganda.  

  • War trauma. Northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic depression ever recorded in post-war populations in the world, according to a London medical study. 

Impact of our projects

  • Creating entrepreneurs: 153 new small businesses. 57% of former child soldiers & refugees started or expanded small businesses through our entrepreneurship training. Participants increased their incomes by 48%, helping them feed their families.

  • Enabling over 500 children to attend school continuously for the first time. Participants used savings from our livelihood projects to pay school fees.

  • Healing trauma, reducing violence. 65% of our refugee participants reported experiencing fewer trauma-related issues, including violence, following our counseling and community theater projects.

  • Empowering women. Our land mediation projects enabled refugee women to understand their equal rights. As a result, 74% of women participants were able to access land for farming, up from 50% previously.

Recognition

  • United Nations/BMW Intercultural Innovation Award: Won 2nd place out of 1,200 applicants from 128 countries.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Award to support an innovative livelihood project for women survivors of war.

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