Uganda

We are currently unable to accept further applications for Uganda  as we are oversubscribed in this area.

Have a listen to Geoffrey & Lydia from Rubaga Youth Development Association explaining how they empower young Ugandan girls through skills training.

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Beatrice and Betty's Story

Beatrice and Betty are training at the Mawaieto Woman's Group in Jinga. The project, which supports widows and single mothers, received sewing and knitting machines on a recent consignment to enable them to fulfil a contract making school uniforms for the Nserester Complex Orphanage. The project also runs a micro-finance loan scheme and participants have access to training in hygiene, nutrition, childcare and good farming methods.

Betty Lolo tells how the WORKAID donation helped lift her: "When you helped me, you helped my children and the whole community."

Thanking WORKAID for the machines, Beatrice also commented:

"The donation has helped me buy essentials at home and send my children to school".

WORKAID has been supporting projects in Uganda since 1987 and by the end of 2012 we had sent a total of twenty 10-tonne containers full of refurbished tools and equipment. Although significant progress has been made in recent years, Uganda is still suffering from effects of the HIV/Aids epidemic which has left thousands of orphans, some being cared for by older siblings in child headed households.

Devastating periods of military rule have created yet more problems and now a quarter of the population are living below the poverty line on less than $2 a day.This has left many thousands of orphans, some being cared for by older siblings as young as 9 or 10 in child-headed families.

WORKAID has supported a wide range of projects throughout the country. Vocational training institutes, women’s groups, disabled groups and ex-prisoners have all benefitted from WORKAID tools and equipment.

Area of Operation: Kampala District; Mbale District in the East; Fort Portal & Kesese areas in the west.

All enquiries for support for Uganda based projects should be sent to projects2@workaid.org quoting a Workaid Project Reference number if you have one.

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