Rosh Hashanah Appeal 2022Make a Donation
Without your support, their future looks bleak.
For the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda, life is extremely hard. The 100-year-old community have faced persecution, and now Jewish men, women and children are trapped in poverty and fighting for survival.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Because World Jewish Relief’s TransFARMation programme has the power to end poverty – not just for one family but for an entire community.
The programme helps Jewish people develop the skills and knowledge they need to build a successful farming business. Our agricultural experts help people rent land and grow crops, like green peppers which are always in demand at local markets.
But most importantly, the programme empowers Jewish families to break free from poverty and change the future for themselves. Because TransFARMation isn’t about giving people a handout. It’s about giving them a hand up - and putting the highest form of tzedakah into practice.
One participant said:
There was never enough food before but now we can eat whatever we want and share food with the community. My children go to school. And I can finally afford to take my son to the clinic for treatment and pay for his physical therapy and medication.
But for every Jewish family we help, there are many more fighting for survival.
This Rosh Hashanah, will you give vulnerable Jews in Uganda the chance to lift themselves – and their community – out of poverty?
Your help today will transform their tomorrow.