Success Story: Kachunga Island, Lake Victoria Uganda

We first started working on this island in 2006 bringing necessary food and education. The children on this island are mostly orphans. HIV and starvation have destroyed the livelihood of many that live there. This island on Lake Victoriahas a population of only a few thousand; however, is 95% HIV positive. Known for fishing, this small island has no other industry and faces hunger on a daily basis.

In 2013, WEEPs placed widows in business on Kachunga Island and have begun education to see the dream of being self-sustaining come true for not just the widows themselves but their children as well.