Opportunity Uganda – Netherlands is a Dutch foundation under the leadership of Dr. Roos Bots and Mr. Wilber Bots. They have recently raised Euro 4000 (AUD$5,700) from their members to construct a Rabbit Farm in Uganda. In addition they raise Euros 300 (AUD$430) monthly to fund the purchase of greatly needed medicines and fuel to assist us with our medical outreach programs. This financial contribution provides disadvantaged families affected by HIV AIDS with necessary medical support and services.
Over the years Opportunity Uganda has successfully assisted extremely poor families to start up income generating activities, most notably by providing them with piglets from which to breed. Families have been able to keep, breed and sell piglets to generate income to assist them with everyday needs such as food, soap, clothing, housing, transport and school fees. Other families have used funds provided by Opportunity Uganda to grow crops of vegetables for consumption and sale.
There is currently high demand for white meat in Uganda so attention has turned to the breeding of rabbits which is proving to be a simpler, more effective method of generating higher multiplication rates to that of pigs. Opportunity Uganda, through VOHAH, has pledged to finance the construction and stocking of a Rabbit Farm, where rabbits produced from the farm will be distributed amongst families in need, with each family being provided with six rabbits.
Disadvantaged families will have access to this system of combined economic and medical assistance which provides them a more positive outlook for their future health and sustainable income earning opportunities.
We look forward to continuing our alliance with Opportunity Uganda – Netherlands and are humbly grateful for the assistance they are providing to many Ugandan families.