We are currently serving Upper prison Luzira which has 717 inmates living with HIV/AIDsand are supposed to benefit but only 369 who are critically sick get it. this food helps them to have their immunity boosted , so that they don’t die from diseases like Malaria and Tubercloisis and from suffering from opportunistic infections.
We will be delivering more 125KGS of High Protein Maize food on the 20th March 2014 . We hope that if we get more funding in the future we could also donate sugar and silver fish and also we could increase on the quantities to help more prisoners from dying. The prison authorities are so much appreciative of the help and so are the prisoners.
The prison administration reported that they keep changing the people who benefit from it most especially when their CD4s increase, if a person gains a particular weight or if his rough skins changes to normal ,he is removed and someone else who is in worse condition is added on the list of those benefitting. We carried out Monitoring and Evaluation ,we visited the sick, the nurse showed us the list of the people benefiting from the food we donate, they told us that if we delay at least two people die a month ,we also met the counselors that we trained in partnership with the Bible Society HIV/AIDS programme, they are doing a good job . They have encouraged many of the inmates to go for testing ,they have dealt with cases of inmates taking ARVs when they are not living with HIV/AIDs .They advised us to train more every after four months since some of them are released from Prisons and to provide them with ICE materials .