After the occurrence of the landslide in June of 2012 in Budada, the FIMRC Uganda Site decided that they wanted to initiate a program and organize for the victims, multiple ideas were suggested, from giving food, clothes, etc. In the end, the team decided to offer free medical services for six months, small food items, toothbrushes and clothing. On August 10th after organizing and planning, the two-day event occurred. Friends on site included, KPI, UHMG, Kenya Commercial Bank-Uganda, and Arlington Academy of Hope. The items distributed included clothing, toothbrushes, shoes, toys, identification health cards, beans and posho (a dish of maize flour cooked with water to a porridge-like consistency). In addition to the Budada Landslides Project, staff at Project Bumwalukani has been making efforts to improve health education in the community. By reaching out to all genders and age groups, FIMRC has been able to teach the community about important health topics such as neonatal and maternal care, hygiene, and infectious disease. Currently, the staff is working on a Sexual Health outreach program targeting men and potential sex workers to increase awareness in the community.
We are very proud of the Project Bumwalukani Staff, Partners, Volunteers, and of course, community members for organizing the Budada Landslides Project and giving their time and donations for a great cause!