Recently there have been riots in Uganda. This is because food prices have risen 78%, putting huge pressure on the ability of our schools to provide lunch every day for our students.
For many PEAS students, the nutritious lunch we provide is the only meal they eat each day. But rocketing food prices is putting this at risk. PEAS urgently needs your help to set up school farms to run as social enterprises, sustainably supplying food as well as raising income to pay for next year's seeds and labour.
Help us set up PEAS school farms
Each of our schools has land where they can plant maize and beans, and keep livestock. We need to give each PEAS school a one-off grant to set up a farm. Schools will grow food to feed their students and any left over will be sold to the local community. Excess income will pay for next year's seeds, meaning the project will be fully sustainable. But we need to act immediately, as the planting season begins right now in May.
For the price of a sandwich or a meal out in the UK, you can help our schools sustainably grow everything they need.
Please give a gift today to help us set up these school farms. We really need to act now and make sure our ability to feed and educate our students is protected from a very uncertain economic climate in Uganda.