A Safe Environment for a Sure Future
Working for a Green Uganda
JEEP is a non-governmental organization working for a green Uganda with an environmentally safe and clean habitat for the present and future generations. Located in the Pearl of Africa, where biomass accounts for 93% of the entire energy used, our mission is to combat environmental destruction and conserve natural resources.
JEEP was founded in 1983 after deforestation and soil erosion were identified as major threats to the health and welfare of Ugandans. These issues had recently been denoted as the prime contributors to the human disaster in the Horn of Africa.
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What Beneficiaries say
We were tired of bathing in cold water and wanted to boil it whenever we could, but mum always said to leave the firewood since it’s for cooking food. Now that we have our stove, we shall collect a few pieces of firewood and boil our bathing water.
After the institutional stove construction at the school, we started using it as instructed. […] We are no longer affected by heat and smoke and we are now more relaxed. We now cook once a day lunch and supper, dish out lunch and the rest is kept on the stove for supper. This gives us enough time to rest, which wasn’t the case before.
The [little sun] lamp is very good, very bright. In fact, I move with it in my car. One day I attended a funeral in my village. As you know in villages, there is no electricity. I moved in with my lamp and everyone wanted to touch it. I gave it to them to use while serving food, and after it was hung in a central place for everybody to see. The mourners were so amazed by the brightness of such a small lamp, and in their compliments, they were like “the big man has provided light”.