Many people across Uganda live in destitute conditions below the poverty line. In practice, this means countless families have limited access to clean water, health facilities and sanitation. Most survive on an unpredictable income that fails to consistently guarantee the next meal.
These problems can best be addressed when local communities take ownership of change and lift themselves out of poverty. Tearfund’s partner The Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) is involved with 4,500 local churches across Uganda, helping transform communities.
We are working with PAG to mobilise, equip and support them to bring continue bringing holistic transformation across Uganda.
PAG works through a process called Participatory Evaluation Process (PEP). The PEP approach helps church leaders and their congregations work together with community members to bring about positive changes for the whole community. It is a process that brings hope, empowerment and transformation, and is based on over twenty years of experience of working throughout Africa and Asia.
PEP is about bringing energy and excitement to churches and communities concerning the positive changes they can make for themselves. It seeks to build on the resources they have, and encourages the discovery of new skills and expertise within a community.
Far too often, development projects are dependent on injections of outside aid and often leave individuals and communities worse off. The PEP approach seeks to do the opposite: inspiring and equipping local people with a vision for determining their own future with their own resources.