Odudui community is located in Arapai Sub-county approximately 12 kilometers from Soroti City, and approximately 336 kilometers from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.
Odudui, just like any other sub-county in Soroti district, is prone to a variety of hazards, including water shortage, land conflicts due to population pressure, high illiteracy levels, child exploitation /abuse, high school dropout, environmental degradation, and food insecurity.
Arapai sub-county has an estimated population of 41,600 people with over 4,000 households. Odudui specifically has a total number of 6,384 people.
Odudui has faced a number of challenges which has affected the community in all forms of life (economically, socially, physically, and emotionally).
The economy of Odudui, like the rest of the country, is predominantly dependent on subsistence agricultural production. Odudui communities depended mainly on livestock for cultivation. However, civil strifes and cattle rustling by neighboring Karamojong warriors over the subsequent years caused disturbance to the economy of the area. The household assets like oxen/cattle were either destroyed or robbed. There was massive displacement of people and loss of property and lives. The recovery from the effects of insurgency has been very slow.
CarePoint Leader Name: James Odongo
Number of Friendships Available: 150-300
Other Partnerships at CarePoint: None
Education: Social and cultural practices of Odudui community also affect the children’s education. Education is prioritized for boys, and girls often drop out of school due to teenage pregnancy, sexual harassment, and early marriages. In addition, a significant number of girls help with household chores. There is also limited access to education for marginalized groups including children with special needs.
Health: Diseases like the HIV/AIDS, which have claimed the lives of many, have also affected Odudui, leaving a number of orphaned children in the community. The children who are born with the virus are the ones who suffer the most, since sometimes they have to take medicine on an empty stomach because there is little or sometimes nothing to eat and this is a threat to their health.
Water and Sanitation: There is a challenge of inadequate clean water sources in the area, which has caused many people to move for longer distances in search for clean water and those who cannot manage to move for long distances like the elderly and the disabled, are forced to use the unsafe water which has affected their health.
Estimated Project and Program Cost Over 10 Years (Programs and Projects): $433,574
Types of Initial Programs Projected: ($305,000)
Types of Initial Projects Projected: ($128,574)
Land and Fencing: $20,000
Carepoint Facility Construction: $34,287
Income-Generating Activities: $54,287
Capacity Building/ Mentorship: $20,000
Largest Project Cost: Income-Generating Activities: $54,287
Our intent here is to provide a brief overview of the ideas and vision for this community that are hoped to be realized while we continue to work, train, and implement effectively. The items and estimations in here are based on historical programming and project costs, in similar areas (if applicable), archived over time, in the country and are subject to change. For each CarePoint and community, a formal Community Profile and Risk Assessment will have been completed by our staff before we begin programming. Those factors, combined with the vision and dreams of the community, are combined to form a comprehensive plan for this community over time. Every project cost that has been listed will be evaluated with a formal proposal and evaluation when it comes time to fundraise and implement the project.