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Peace Feels Like Celebrating Christ’s Birthday

War and Peace

War feels like suddenly an accident which happens any time.
No time indicated for an accident.
No one is aware of any accident.
Peace feels like celebrating Christ’s birthday;
Or like having the first borne baby in the family.
War sounds like an earthquake which hits the world suddenly.
I wish one day God will send his angel to stop all war;
 And allow people to leave in a peaceful world.

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War and Peace - They Run Parallel

War and Peace

War and peace are always parallel.
Where there is peace there war finds it difficult to be.
Peace we invite you to be in our midst so that there is no war.
We want to test your sweetness peace.
We want peace to be felt in our heart forever.
Amen. 

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War and Peace - Peace Tastes like Roasted Pork

War and Peace

To know war is to feel the heat of sun when it is over head on a sunny day.
To know peace is to be like a king in his own palace.
To see war is to experience the difficulties people under go when faced with major problems.
To see peace is to have access to every basic necessities – peace tastes like roasted pork.
I believe peace is a better permanent substitute for war and war is not welcomed by most people. 

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Doing Development Through Innovative Partnerships

Eboo in Field

CPAR Uganda has partnered with Alinga Farms to add value to eboo (cow peas leaves) – vegetable sun drying using the indigenous knowledge of the Lango peoples of Uganda – one of the examples of CPAR Uganda’s genuine wealth creation initiatives – food for you good health and for income generation.

The CPAR Uganda Finance and Administration Assistant Officer, Mrs. Rose Aceng Okello, has kicked off the project with class. She is the woman who is behind the production and value addition side; while Alinga Farms is taking the lead in the packaging and marketing.

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Collective Marketing For Small Holder Farmers A Solution For Improving Livelihoods

Collective Marketing

"We sold our sorghum at 700 shillings per kilogram when other farmers in our area sold theirs at only 500 shillings per kilogram."

Par Pi Ocan Farmer Field School (FFS) group comprises of 30 farmers (10 men and 20 women) who came together in 2009 to work as a group and to help each other. This increased our social capital, particularly old women who were not be able to undertake some activities and were missing opportunities. As a group, we selected sorghum – of the Epuripuri variety – as the key crop for us to focus on for collective marketing. Individual group members bought the seeds from agents of the Farmers’ Centre – 14 members (11 women and 3 men) and they successfully produced and bulked 1,680 kilograms of sorghum.

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Income Generation For The Benefit Of Helping Ugandans Living In Poverty

Office for Rent

CPAR Uganda Ltd owns four Base Camps – land and buildings in Gulu – Plot 30 Gulu Avenue in Gulu Municipality, Pader – in Pader Town Council, Loro in Oyam – Plot 26 Apac Road in Loro Sub-County and Lira – Plot 5 Makerere Road in Lira Municipality. These properties are in prime locations and are well suited to be utilised as offices, training and demonstration centres.

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Thank You to Our Funding Partners

Tree Nursery

During the past seven years, since its founding in 2008 to March 2015, CPAR Uganda Ltd has received a total of 11,008,360,952 (eleven billion, eight million, three hundred and sixty thousand, nine hundred and fifty two) shillings as grant funding to implement relief and development programmes in the Greater Northern Uganda – Acholi, Lango and Karamoja. This funding was provided by:

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How To Unmask Poverty And Work Towards Wellbeing

Unmask Poverty

HOW WE DO IT AT CPAR UGANDA

We are facilitators of conscious-awakening processes. We are mentors of active rural men and women, whom we motivate and encourage into self-reliant agents of positive change. We encourage them to voluntarily and actively participate in stimulating change processes that result in the enlightenment, empowerment and development of their respective peoples and communities.

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How To Help Others Help Themselves

Help Others

CPAR UGANDA’S DIRECT TARGET GROUP

Active young adults, both male (50 percent) and female (50 percent), aged at least 25 years of age and of maximum 45 years of age, who are living in RELATIVE POVERTY. They are young adults who are no longer in formal schooling; are responsible for households/homesteads and have dependants.

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The Government Minister Says Great Work!

Hon. Rebecca Otengo – Minister of State for Northern Uganda – paid a visit to a project that was implemented by CPAR Uganda in Agago. The Project: “Improving Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods of War Affected Communities” was supported under the Government of Uganda’s Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme (ALREP) that was funded by the European Commission through United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO).The Minister visited the project with a delegation which was composed of the Minister, local government officials from various districts and other civil society organisations. The visit was hosted by farmers who were members of Farmer Field School (FFS) groups which benefited from the project.

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