Creating livelihood in foreign land

Tree planting: Pine trees. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 28 Dec 2019

As humanitarian assistance continue to decrease, refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda are encouraged to initiate their own livelihoods. Many have reached some level of self-reliance. The government as well as agencies implementing refugee programs offers basic support to motivated individuals as well as groups of refugees to start income generating activities in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry plus other commercial activities. In this story, Atim Pamela sat down with 58–year–old Loburi Alex William who has so far planted over 3,000-hardwood teak trees for sale in the near future. Even though he faces enormous challenges, William is not deterred at all. William started by explaining the challenges he has to confront in order to remain on course of his goal. Take a listen.

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