The Impact Report
What is 'The Impact Report'?
In short, a measurement of the wellbeing of women in our Cents for Seeds program.
Love Mercy Foundation has been operating Cents for Seeds in remote villages in Northern Uganda for the last 7 years. On each of our trips, we could see the progression and improvement of communities in a tangible way - families in the program had more food, they seemed happier, but how could we say for sure?
We decided to measure it.
Huber Social create a benchmark for organisations to track their impact, using a social value metric framework based on wellbeing. The goal? A measurement of 'Collective Wellbeing' that will position every person to achieve their potential.
Georgie from Huber joined us on our trip in November, and ran a pilot survey among a small group of women. This was to test questions for relevance and validity, as well as ensure confidence in the measurement system. Then, in February, Huber and Love Mercy returned to survey a large population of women. 1,200 in fact.
Why does this matter? Why does it help?
Well, we wanted to know that the program is working. TICK. It is.
It has also allowed us to understand where the gap is, where we need to focus our time and effort, and of course, your donations.
Cents for Seeds is impacting wellbeing positively, and in a significant way.
The full report details what the gap is, but in short we found:
1. Levels of wellbeing are frighteningly low for individuals not in Cents for Seeds.
2. Access to water has the most significant impact on wellbeing, apart from Cents for Seeds.
We have resolved to act. To get as many women in the Cents for Seeds program as we can, and to improve access to water.
The Goal? 20,000 women by 2020
This June, our partners Syngenta are generously DOUBLING every dollar you give up to $15,000. That is thousands of women in Cents for Seeds.
Many lives changed.
Communities on the path to restoration.
Read the Report here