a section of my vegetable garden which I have been operating near home

Sanoni Muwanika – Vegetable and fruits to save us from Lakes

Date grant awarded: February 10, 2020

Vegetable and fruits to save us from Lakes uses fruits and vegetable growing to empower youths who were surviving on Lake Victoria through fishing but whose livelihood is no longer possible due to changes in the law. This project brings them together and trains them to grow vegetables and fruits which they can sell and earn a daily income for their families.

I was inspired to help my fellow youths when the operation on Lake Victoria to stop illegal fishing practices got tough and left my brother among others in prison. My family suffered but because I was practicing agriculture I was able to help them. In seeing my own family’s struggles, I realized that most of the youths around the lake were going through the same issue and that is why I started up this initiative to empower this community and help them adapt to these changes.