The NUSAF volunteer’s journey to accept the use of Vectocid
Mr. Simon Eyobu served under NUSAF (Northern Uganda Social Action Fund) as a parish coordinator for six years, helping identify projects for intervention and received 10% for each project that gained funding. Until he met with Dr. Omaido he was a firm believer in the use of Amitix. In fact, even after meeting Dr. Omaido he took some persuading to appreciate the benefits of Vectocid. Dr. Omaido spent a whole year convincing Simon Eyobu to change to Vectocid, and it was only after he attended the spray persons training that he realised how integral the use of 3V drugs had become amongst farmers.
Mr. Simon Eyobu says: "Before qualifying as a spray person with
SOS I would receive 10% from every project, although these were few
and far between. Each year, only one project in my area
received funding and, if the project was worth 2,000,000 Ugandan
shillings I would earn only 200,000 Ugandan shillings for the whole
year. Now I am able to earn at least 300,000 Ugandan shillings per
month. This has given me the financial security to get married,
start building a house, and support my family".
Dr. Omaido Edward provides Mr. Simon Eyobu with protective
wear donated by IKARE
Dr. Omaido takes delivery of Solvatten units for safe water
provision as initiated by HHS with support from IKARE