Seeking a partner to help fund a pilot initiative around putting ox plows into the communities, BeadforLife partnered with SDL to provide funding for 12 sets of plows and oxen in 2011-2012, Women began to receive training in agricultural practices, animal husbandry and plowing. Members receiving oxen agreed to repay the initial loan with the results of their harvests over an 18 month time period, providing seed funding to expand the program and enable the next group of women to access plows. By providing these women more efficient ways to farm they can make more money and better provide for their families future, and by doing so break the cycle of poverty.
"We are grateful to SDL for the incredible support to make this project happen. Without this grant, we would not have been able to test this new idea and launch a new program initiative that has the potential to touch thousands of lives. We hope you feel as proud as we do of the successes of this project and the impact you have had on the lives of people in Uganda."