Income generating projects for persons living with HIV and AIDS in Kampala District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities
According to Ministry of health report 2005 and the 1st joint monitoring and evaluation exercise that was conducted in 2007 by Kawempe home care; the implementation of Income generating projects are still constrained by inadequate funds to meet the increasing numbers of people living with HIV and AIDS, The study also highlighted that Most of the PLWHA are extremely poor and lack basic necessities (KHC report 2009). Their financial stability would therefore enable them to buy the medicines, food, educate the already orphaned children on top of donations or without donations. The poor quality of life of the affected people of Kampala district ( Kawempe and Central division), experience inadequate health infrastructure, unemployment, cheap labour, and commercial sex as a source of income to earn a living. Kawempe Division has a high HIV prevalence of 8.9% compared to the national average of 6.4% (MOH, 2005). Because of very low incomes, if any, when the people fall sick of opportunistic diseases, they lose their means of survival and cannot afford medical care. The purpose of the study was therefore to find out whether the income generating projects in Kampala district increased the income of the beneficiaries (PLWHA). The overall objective was to find out if the projects have created positive impact on the lives of persons living with HIV and AIDS. The researcher found out that the income generating projects indeed increased the income of the beneficiaries (PLWHA) but there is a big challenge of under funding, poor policy implementation and extended families. The researcher therefore recommends that the government develops the funding for such projects and proper policy implementation, training, monitoring and evaluation should be promoted to check the gaps in the implementation of the projects.
A thesis Presented to the school of Postgraduate studies and research Kampala International university Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for award of the degree of Masters in project planning and management
Income generating, Projects, People, HIV and AIDS, , Uganda