Karambi People with Disabilities has two projects: tailoring and candle making, to give people skills to generate money to support themselves. These projects will allow people with disabilities to generate income while developing a skill.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many people in Uganda view people with physical disabilities as dependent people who will never be self-sufficient; They are viewed as beggars who will never be independent. Karambi People with Disabilities is trying to help people with disabilities learn skills to generate income and become self reliant, while also increasing self esteem of people and raising community awareness about the value of all members of the community.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will allow people with disabilities the ability to learn a new skill (tailoring or candle making), and use that skill to generate income. This gives people with disabilities the opportunity to create their own business and generate income for themselves. In addition, it allows the community to view people with disabilities in a completely new way. They will no longer be thought of as helpless, but instead as contributing members of their community that deserve equal respect.
Potential Long Term Impact
Over the long term, this project will change how the Bulara village and surrounding communities view people with disabilities. People will have a stronger skill set and can pass these skills onto their children, family, friends, and other community members. People that complete the program will be more confident in their abilities and will want to make a bigger contribution to their community with their new knowledge and skills.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $0 . The original project funding goal was $1,200.