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hrive is a community-based organization in Uganda working to enable vulnerable children to live and thrive at home, within the care of their families and communities. Thrive works to keep families together, to ensure children live in safe and nurturing homes and to help children stay healthy and to remain in school.

Program: Health and Nutrition

The son of one of our beneficiaries, photographed at his family's farm,  who's mother established a piggery to feed and to provide for her children thanks to a loan she accessed through a Thrive supported Caregivers' Group.

The son of one of our beneficiaries, photographed at his family's farm,  who's mother established a piggery to feed and to provide for her children thanks to a loan she accessed through a Thrive supported Caregivers' Group.

Health and Nutrition

Health and nutrition is vital to both caregivers and their children. Thrive provided both short-term and long-term support to families with emergency or chronic medical or nutritional needs. We provide: 

Rabbits at the Thrive demonstration farm.

Rabbits at the Thrive demonstration farm.

  • Medical care where the life of a child or primary caregiver is in jeopardy and where that family is unable to cover the cost. 
  • A demonstration rabbit farm where families can learn how to raise rabbits and collect 'starter' rabbits to provide a vital source of nutrition to their children 
  • Nutritional supplements and support to critically vulnerable families, and families coping with malnutrition or chronic illnesses.
  • Health information to families on nutrition, on how to manage childhood illness and on how to protect against malaria and water-borne diseases
  • Access to loans to set up animal husbandry and farming projects to feed their families

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