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Ultra-poverty is the most difficult and deepest form of poverty to address. Over 400 million people live in ultra poverty, with 80% living in just 14 countries, including Uganda. Ultra-poor families primarily practice subsistence farming on less than one acre and live in last-mile rural areas. Households in Rukungiri District earn an average of $0.79 USD/day, well below the $1.90USD/day extreme poverty line. Low household income (HHI), poor infrastructure & agricultural yields, and chronic barriers to basic needs have led to families experiencing high levels of food insecurity, poor housing, low quality of life and the inability to withstand development shocks. Lack of access to clean water and health services are few of the primary concerns for the communities. Currently, only 35% of households are practicing basic hygiene leading to health issues. Local health clinics are approximately 8km away, taking 96 minutes to reach by foot or costing $1.55USD for a one-way trip. Low income has exacerbated livelihood challenges including poor quality housing, limited access to WASH elements for sanitation, and the inability for subsistence households to address development shocks.
Raising the Village (RTV) focuses on moving last mile, rural communities out of ultra poverty. RTV applies a low-cost, livelihood-based solution to support ultra-poor communities. Programs aim to engage all village members, with an emphasis on women, youth, and vulnerable households in achieving economic self-sufficiency within 24 months.
The RTV model:
A World Centric partner since 2020.
RTV partners with last-mile, rural communities in Uganda and develops initiatives that pave the pathway out of ultra poverty towards economic self-sufficiency. RTV creates space and invests time to make these partnerships healthy and successful.
Through a one-time investment model of $100 per family, RTV creates a development plan that is low-cost, livelihood based, and community driven. This development plan increases the average daily income of RTV partner families from $0.45 to $2.67 within 36 months.
Tags: Impact Projects
Jul 16, 2020
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