WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The project aims to transform the livelihoods of Ugandan women through education, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.
The project helps women aged between 18 and 35 to become economically self sufficient, providing them with the space and support to develop their business ideas, learn new vocational skills and join a community of supportive women.
Stistics show that once women are able to earn a living independently they marry later, bear fewer children and have greater autonomy in their households and communities. The result is social inclusion and a sustained increase in income which can be spent on food, medicine and schooling for their families.
In countries like Uganda, where economic development has stalled and millions live in poverty, investing in livelihood development for women is not simply an issue of women’s empowerment, it is also an investment in poverty alleviation and economic development for the future.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Volunteers are encouraged to share their existing knowledge and skills with the women on the project. Volunteers can lead workshops in business skills, IT, administration, financial literacy, people management and customer care. You can offer counselling, information on reproductive health or help with the harvest of cash crops.
You might like to develop business plans and small grant proposals and help to design and successfully market handmade products. Whatever your background you can be sure that the guidance, knowledge and enthusiasm you bring to this project will benefit the women for years to come.