Economic Empowerment for Older Persons including work with refugees

Targets Increase in the number of older persons accessing secure incomes. URAA member organizations establish micro projects for household income. URAA member Organizations start group-based savings and credit schemes Influence to financial…

Governance and management structure

URAA is governed through a general assembly which meets annually, a Board of Directors that guides the operations and policy implementation of the organization, committees and sub committees for specific tasks and assignments. The day to day…

Target groups

The URAA targets all older persons; men and women in Uganda who have attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years and persons under their care. The above not withstanding URAA pays special attention to those most venerable OPs that have…

Member capacity building and networking

URAA integrates capacity building into the day to day project activity delivery (example trainings) to support its partners in Organisational development, Financial Management, Governance (Constitution development), Capacity assessment and development,…

The Situation of Older Persons: Elder Abuse

Time and again, older persons are abused socially, physically, sexually, economically and psychologically. Their basic human rights such as the right to life and liberty, the right to work, the right to freedom from discrimination are violated.…

The Situation of Older Persons: Poverty and vulnerability

Globally, old age is associated with reduced income-earning capacity and therefore increased vulnerability to poverty. However, in Uganda old age vulnerability is exacerbated by a range of other factors including: the overwhelming concentration…

The Situation of Older Persons: Water and Sanitation

Studies undertaken by MGLSD and other stakeholders indicate that 42.8% of older persons collect water from boreholes while 59.2% use water from other sources. The Uganda Reach the Aged Association Report (2005) indicates that older persons who…

The Situation of Older Persons: Health

Health is a major source of worry and stress among older persons. Common health problems in old age include hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart diseases, trachoma and blindness that often lead to complications and permanent incapacitation.…