“GRG’s Livelihoods program has helped us through a tough year. 2020 will remain unforgettable in my life, as so many things have happened within a very short period of time. At the beginning of the year, we encountered looting of our animals, a locust invasion in the northern region that destroyed our crops, and later COVID-19 broke out.
GRG supported us remotely through the lockdown, encouraging us to plant many crops and we were very diligent. But heavy rains came like never before and washed away all our crops. Despite our best efforts, there is a very real threat of famine now, which is out of our hands.
GRG has been the only organization to support us throughout COVID-19 and we are so grateful for their efforts. They bring us hope and empowerment during a time where we have little control over our livelihoods. Now that they have been able to travel to us once again, I am hopeful that, together, we can begin to restore our livelihoods once again.”
Narrated by a former child soldier from a refugee-hosting community in Lamwo District, northern Uganda.