Over 400 women to benefit from Juba project
By Kidega Livingstone
About 400 women are expected to benefit from Juba Urban women project, a program that has been launched by Voice for Change (VFC) with support from Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The areas of focus are Rejaf, Luri, Giada, Munuki and parts of Gondokoro.
Speaking to Juba Monitor in an interview, Executive Director Voice for Change, Drabuga Dorothy said the organization was to empower women to grow their own food to boost food security in their families.
“We are trying to empower these women so that they can be able to raise income and have food on the table. The project is going to continue until we have seen some changes in them,” Dorothy said.
“We are going to follow them on how they are doing the planting after seeds and farm tools distribution,” she added.
Among the farm inputs being distributed to the women include sorghum, maize, cowpeas, tomatoes, hoes.
Women Empowerment Project Coordinator for Voice for Change, Peter Njwji said the South Sudanese women especially those in Juba needed to be empowered since most of them were acting as head of the families.
“There are some families that women are heading. By empowering them they will be able to feed and take good care of their children at school,” Peter.
“We want to reduce malnutrition in a way that these women will be able to feed their children with good food they are growing. We want to see that women are empowered,” he added.
Voice for Change is the Women Organization that focuses on good governance and women empowerment as well as advocating for end to Gender Based Violence.