A Beacon of Hope in Troubled Times
The Market Project is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report. While facing significant challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Market Project in 2020 was able to stand as a beacon of hope in troubled times. At a time when many feared for their survival, we:
–Grew the number of The Market Project’s Nguvu Dairy employees in 2020 to 100, who supported 500 family members. Over 3,000 community members in northern Uganda enjoyed nutritious yogurt. Nguvu Dairy now has more than 155 workers.
–Doubled production capacity at Nguvu when foods in the market were scarce.
-Partnered with a new enterprise, Takataka Plastics, which began producing plastic face shields for health care workers fighting Covid-19 on the front lines.
–Trained managers in trauma-informed workplace practices and conducted healing groups at all sites to address employees’ wounds from past trauma.
As we celebrate these successes, we are especially grateful for our donors and supporters who have helped enrich the lives of thousands of vulnerable individuals.
Now in mid-2021, Covid-19 is again raging in Uganda, and our staff are once more rising to meet the challenges of providing an essential service during a severe lockdown. As we look to the future and aim to touch even more lives through safe, dignity-affirming work in a healing environment, we value your continued partnership.