In 2016, we rolled out the Micro Loans Support to Women in the rural communities targeting atleast 150 Women in 7 rural women associations and communities of Kanungu and Kikuube districts with free interest capital initiatives through agricultural enterprises.
This initiative has supported 67 rural community women associations so far on a recovery lending by 2020. Most of the beneficiary communities in Kikuube being the displace communities of Kijaayo and Kangwali settlements.
In 2018, we renewed our bid to strengthen microfinance support to women through support to 22 women associations in Kanungu district alone, with 22 micro loans support disbursed on a recovery model to both business and agro enterprises to enhance their household incomes. This would boost household income support of about 83 women amidst the COVID19 pandemic.
Through support from the FACE UK with funding from Network for Social Change, (NSC) we are strengthening this niche, support and empowerment to women groups with a total of over 154 women benefiting in Rugyeyo, Rutenga, and Kanyantorogo and Kambuga sub-counties.
These women groups received interest-free capital for selected business enterprises and financial literacy for the period of 12 months.
Our goal remains to empower and support less-privileged communities in Uganda to access support, and quality service delivery.
Our initiative has grown to supported and train women and children in empowerment, skills and entrepreneurship for future sustainability.
It is evident the situation is changing as communities appreciate our message and hope for women to take an effective role in shaping the societies’ social and economic attitudes.
Fast forward, through the years we have worked tirelessly to roll out a comprehensive plan to sensitize community women and children on the importance of remaining steadfast, get access to information for empowerment and protect and defend their communal rights.