NutriCash Program Empowers Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers in Obongi District

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Obongi district leaders, led by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, Acting District Health Officer Lomurechu Dominic, Labour Officer Mr Tako Geoffrey, are carrying out joint monitoring of the NutriCash program, where pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are given 48,000/= per month to look after their babies and pregnancy.

The Resident District Commissioner, Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, addressed the media during the monitoring.

According to Hashaka, in this particular case, they visited the home of Ms. Juan Jackline in Olinya village, Kali parish, in Itula sub-county, Obongi district. One of the beneficiaries, Juan, has used her monthly 48,000/= to start a commercial agriculture venture in onions, eggplants, and green pepper growing.

It was discovered that the women beneficiaries are wisely using the money to start income-generating activities like poultry keeping using local chickens, horticulture, and goat keeping, among others.

The NutriCash funding is provided by Save the Children Fund and the World Food Program (WFP). Other district leaders included the District Speaker Hon. Okuonzi Louis, ACAO Tabu Job, and the economist Drangwili Santos, among others.

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