PROJECTS – 2019
Family Planning – IHA, In collaboration with Marie Stopes International, organized Family Planning Camps (FPC) in four rural communities to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screening. Approximately 1000 women and 100 men attended the “camps”. Some 20% of the women had infections so bad they could not be screened for cancer. Funds for treatment were immediately sent.
Microloans – IHA continues a commitment to empower women and support healthy rural communities through its micro loan program. Five new micro loan groups were funded in Paya (approximately 10 women per group). Three new groups were also funded in Nanwasenga, bringing the total number of groups in the community to ten. Currently, IHA supports some 43 active, women-managed micro loan groups.
IHA personnel visited the Menya School in Iganga district. The director had attempted for one and a half years to get volunteers to visit. After visiting, experiencing the director’s dedication, and seeing the needs of the children, IHA made plans to assist the school in 2016.