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Pidson commented on YIIYA - SLUM CHALLENGE

Hi Kate Rushton 
Thank you for feed back. It has been considered and our idea has been updated accordingly.
YIIYA-SLUM CHALLENGE is at the intersection of peace and prosperity. This is because one of the leading causes of slum development in Uganda are the conflicts within the countries and our neighboring countries. More so, there is an income disparity between the slum dwellers and the people who stay in the neighborhood which has led to unease and conflict between the two communities because slum dwellers stage robberies and disrupt the peace of the effluent neighborhoods as a way of survival. To bridge this gap, the YIIYA SLUM CHALLENGE seeks to improve the living conditions in slums by;
1) empowering to dream beyond the slum environs,
2) teach skills to unemployed slum dwellers to help them generate some income,
3) Teach business skills and expose slum dwellers to help improve their income and survive in the harsh business condition
The program has now already been implemented in two slum groups in each with an average of 60 members. Within our existing resources, we are targeting five more groups this year meaning that we shall impact 150 households and more than 1000 slum dwellers directly or indirectly.
I hope this reply and the idea update satisfies your inquiry. Please do not hesitate to inquire more. Once again, thank you very much.