Harpenden Spotlight On Africa

Empowering Ugandan Women Health Volunteers

Construct a Tailoring and Design Centre (TDC) as a social enterprise community cooperative. Provide employment, vocational training & entrepreneurial skills for women who are volunteering their time as Community Health Promoters in order to motivate them and enable to carry on their vital work

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1117585)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£7,500

Amount raised

£15,417

Donations

82

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

To improve livelihoods and improve basic healthcare. Ugandan household income is in the lowest 10% globally. In Mbale unemployment is up to 80%, over 50% of people are under 17 and women have few employment opportunities. Basic healthcare in the community is reliant on volunteer Health Promoters (CHPs) educating villagers on basic sanitation & healthcare, ensuring mothers immunise their children. In order to carry on volunteering for this essential work, they need to have a source of income.

Solution

Training and employment in tailoring will be offered primarily to women Health Promoters to enable them continue to volunteer as CHPs, raise themselves out of poverty by learning skills, earning for their families and advancing their role in the community. The project will also enable Spotlight's school, other schools in the area and villagers to source clothing and reusable sanitary pads from within their community. Thus benefiting not just the target group, but also the wider community.