Tools for Self Reliance

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To provided tailoring, business, life skills, tool kits and small business set up support for 130 vulnerable young women in two districts in Uganda. This will provide them with a steady and sustainable income to support themselves, their families and build their communities.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (280437)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20

Donations

0

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Uganda has 30% female headed households. This is a significant challenge as women in Uganda very often miss out on formal education and training opportunities. It is commonly understood that women only care for the children and need no independent means of support. This leaves them particularly vulnerable if the main breadwinner in the family dies. The recent increase in HIV and AIDS related deaths in Uganda has therefore left many women without any means of supporting their families.

Solution

Working with local CBOs SPAU and ANA, Tools for Self Reliance will deliver a multi skilled training project involving vocational, business and life skills to give these women the means to become independent. They will set up their own tailoring businesses, either singly or as a cooperative, in their local communities. These will provide them with long term and sustainable incomes to provide for themselves and their families and to positively contribute to the well being of their community.

  • " I feel confident that I will be able to support myself. I have skills that I never imagined someone without an education could ever have."

    — Catherine Piri, Tailoring trainee 2010

  • " I feel confident that I will be able to support myself. I have skills that I never imagined someone without an education could ever have."

    — Catherine Piri, Tailoring trainee 2010