The global cost of living crisis means many children are running away to the streets due to poverty at home. With your help, we will strengthen 30 of their families through business skills training and start-up capital so that their children never need to return to the streets again.
There are an estimated 4,500 children living and working on the streets of Jinja to survive already. This number is rising due to increasing costs of living, leading to higher poverty levels that push more children to the streets in search of food and money for school fees. Life on the streets is dangerous. Children are abused; they work to earn money to eat, are at risk of child trafficking or being forced into sex work and many turn to drugs to cope with their difficult lives.
We will support 30 families of children resettled from the streets to work their way out of poverty through Business Empowerment training. We will up-skill them in areas such as research, marketing, cash flow, accounting and business growth. Each family will receive start-up capital to enable them to put this training into practice and follow up training and support to ensure their success. They will each run a peer training session for 10 members of their community to share their knowledge.