The project aims to contribute to reducing poverty and increasing incomes and environmentally sustainable livelihoods in disadvantaged communities in Uganda. This is achieved by strengthening Self-help Groups in various villages. Low education levels, poverty and lack of employment options are resulting in degradation of the natural environment. Communities require opportunities to generate environmentally sustainable incomes to improve their standard of living.
The project has six strategies:
- Strengthening Community-based Self-help Groups and Saving Clubs/Federations and supporting women in leadership roles.
- Supporting two newly established Federations to manage cooperative businesses.
- Livelihood training and micro-enterprise development with a focus on woman’s
- economic empowerment.
- Holistic community education through inclusive children’s clubs.
- WASH education.