Project #260 | Income Generating Program for Ugandan Mothers
Our Partnership with Abide Family Center
Over 56% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 18. Among these 17 million Ugandan children, 11.3% are orphans, and 8% of children are considered critically vulnerable. One of the reasons for this vulnerability is the high number of children born with HIV/AIDS and/or having an HIV positive parent. Low-income families feel that they have few options to provide financially for their children, and some make the difficult decision to leave their children in an orphanage in hopes that they will receive what they need. Empowering mothers to become economically self-sufficient is critical to keeping families together.
We’re partnering with Abide Family Center to offer income-generating programs so that parents and children in eastern Uganda are able to stay together. Through the project, 100 mothers are enrolled in a 5-week program that includes classes on parenting, health, and business management. The program will culminate with each mother starting her own small business under the guidance of Abide staff. To date, among the 366 mothers supported by Abide Family Center, 79% are successfully small businesses and 80% have enrolled their children in school!
CHILDREN WILL BE MORE FINANCIALLY SECURE
MOTHERS WILL BE TRAINED TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
MOTHERS WILL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH A SMALL BUSINESS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our jobs and skills fund.