From Last Mile Into Possibilities (FLIP)

A Raising The Village (RTV) project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada

RTV has rolled out our ‘Secure, Improve, Sustain’ (SIS) program in midwest Uganda under the project name ‘From Last Mile Into Possibilities (FLIP)’ funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC). RTV’s program was selected as one of the projects for ‘Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation’. Through this project, RTV will support more than 100,000 people in 120 last-mile villages in Kyenjojo and Kagadi Districts from 2022-2024. 

FLIP extends RTV’s innovative, high-impact, and data-driven programs that address multidimensional ultra-poverty in remote rural communities. In partnership with the communities and local governments, each village is supported over 24 months through holistic programming. This includes removing scarcity barriers such as access to water, health, hygiene and food security; introducing agricultural inputs, training and financial inclusion initiatives to increase incomes; and providing training and support to sustain progress. Recognizing that sustainable equity is key to attaining sustainable economic growth, the program ensures women and youth-headed households are prioritized, and that entire communities participate in gender equity training and elect equitable community leaders. FLIP will engage in gender transformative practices, underlining work for women and young women with initiatives that will assist in changing gender roles to reduce the wider system of inequality.

Since 2016, RTV has impacted the lives of 665,500+ people in rural Uganda through the SIS program. With the launch of FLIP, RTV moves one step closer to achieving its mission of eradicating ultra-poverty in this lifetime. 

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FLIP - Quick Overview

  • RTV has been implementing programs in Kagadi and Kyenjojo since 2019 and 2021 respectively. Through FLIP, RTV will be able to reach an additional 100,000 subsistence farming community members.
  • Over the course of four years, FLIP will be rolled out in four cohorts, aligned with the agricultural cycles in Uganda in January and June, with the first cohort launched on June 30, 2022.
  • FLIP aims to build the capacity of partner households to increase their incomes and earnings from current ultra-poor levels of $1.04 USD/day to above $2.00 USD/day threshold within a 24-month period while creating gender-transformative opportunities and sustainable community initiatives for long-term socio-economic growth.

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