We help Ugandan women pool resources, create microfinance programs, and support each other's business. When you give, you help these women break the cycle of poverty, change an entire family's economic status, and create stability in once-devastated communities.
A total of 65 people have been helped so far by our Family Empowerment Program, including 16 women caretakers and their children. These women have been able to grow small businesses in the following industries: grocery, food vending, agriculture (tomatoes, maize and soybeans), mushroom growing, retail shops, a piggery project and a charcoal and firewood business. After 3-5 years, the women should be able to independently and adequately provide for themselves and their families.
Our locally-created program empowers women by training them in valuable skills, giving them counseling and psychosocial support, as well as guiding essential income generating projects. The participants — all women who have one Children of Uganda sponsored child — were carefully selected based on their vulnerability, health condition, age and the number of orphaned children in their care.