Tools for Self Reliance

Supporting sustainable livelihoods in Uganda

To change lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Uganda by enabling them to learn a trade, equipping them with tools, and supporting them to establish a business and earn a sustainable income for years to come.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (280437)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£5,011

Donations

13

  • "Now, I see the sky as the limit"

    — Aguti Leah, former trainee now teacher, Uganda

  • "We thank Tools For Self Reliance for making it possible for us to acquire skills. When you educate a woman, you educate a nation; the skills we are attaining therefore are skilling Uganda."

    — Namasa Lucy

  • "I have gained the confidence that I can also make it and become successful like other people and become a responsible person in our community."

    — Acham Kasifa

  • "Now, I see the sky as the limit"

    — Aguti Leah, former trainee now teacher, Uganda

  • "I have gained the confidence that I can also make it and become successful like other people and become a responsible person in our community."

    — Acham Kasifa

  • "We thank Tools For Self Reliance for making it possible for us to acquire skills. When you educate a woman, you educate a nation; the skills we are attaining therefore are skilling Uganda."

    — Namasa Lucy

Situation

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, with nearly 40% of its citizens living below the poverty line . The bulk of those living in extreme poverty are in the rural areas, where over 80% of the population is based. Uganda has a young population, and high unemployment, and only around a third of the population are literate. There is a lack of access to training and development opportunities, which would give people the opportunity to improve their lives.

Solution

We will provide a vocational training programme delivered in partnership with a local organisation who specialise in working with vulnerable and marginalised people, including former child soldiers, orphans, and people with disabilities. As well as practical training, participants will learn business and financial management skills, be equipped with a start up kit of tools, and supported to establish their own business, earning a living to improve their lives.