In Lyantonde District, SSF-U field staff identify families that are experiencing nutritional risk. They provide these vulnerable families with chickens that produce eggs. Additionally, SSF-U encourages the creation of kitchen gardens where families can grow avocado, mango, oranges, cassava and sweet potato. Training is also offered in the construction of energy-saving and efficient stoves, thereby protecting the environment from excessive de-forestation and saving monies in food preparation.
SSF-U’s goat program is two-pronged: it provides humanitarian relief for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), but also trains economically vulnerable youth in animal husbandry through income-generating activities (IGAs). Donated goats can be bred to double their impact and economically benefit resource-compromised households. Their milk provides nourishment; additionally, they can emerge as a business venture where individual goats and their offspring can be sold.