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Poultry and mushroom production is even more than a much-needed source of income for Ugandan women living with HIV.

Quick Facts

Country: Uganda

Grant Program: World Day of Prayer

Year of Grant: 2017-2018

Grant Amount: $4,450

Building on experience gained from a successful chick hatchery project funded by a WICC World Day of Prayer grant in 2016, 98 women and 3 girls with HIV received training in mushroom production. Supported by ecumenical and interfaith prayer, they pooled their efforts to create 60 mushroom gardens and plan to build more. Participants reported that they are more confident and healthy and command greater respect in their homes and communities as a result of their new income.