Ugandan women’s empowerment
Since the endings of 2018 we bet on starting our work in Uganda alongside
Petit Detalls, on the project Gomesi, with the objective of achieving the financial
independence of 30 groups of women in the Jinja district.
They have benefited from this project that was implemented in the Butagaya
and Buyengo counties (Jinja district) in 2018.
The project is made up of three axis:
Every week, all the members of the saving group contribute to a common treasury with an amount going from 0,25 to 1,25 €, to which they can request credits according to the amount previously contributed with a 5% interest.
We have put at the disposition to the members of each county, a financial consultant in charge of assessing the credit unions in their area, of giving support with compatibility and of guiding women to create business cooperatives(co-ops). This professional is also responsible for training in women’s leadership and entrepreneurship.
30 credit unions
that work as credit co-ops.
new co-ops formed.
In the monthly training sessions that last two weeks long, Gomesi women acquire skills such as soap-making, dressmaking, baking, cooking and local oven building free of cost.
In each county there is a Community-Based Trainer (CBT) that is in charge of motivating and helping women so that they are able to go to the training sessions, given by professionals of their community.
of average attendance in the training sessions in 2018.
In order to achieve the empowerment of women, we organize monthly community discussions to identify and find solutions to real day-to-day problems of rural Ugandan women.
The person that conducts these sessions is the Facilitator: a professional that is in charge of choosing and researching the issue of the month and moderate discussions in both counties, open to all members of the community.
Problems on the Agenda
Child marriage and pregnancy, domestic violence, food security, child exploitation and schooling.
average attendance of community members
involved in discussions.
average of men’s active participation
in the sessions.
average of women’s active participation
in the sessions.