Providing land and housing to 100 women in Uganda



This project provides 100 divorced women with land and housing. The women will speak out on the need to provide land and housing to divorced women in a country where family property belongs to men.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project adresses the issue of homelessness among divorced women in Uganda. The current practice on customary land, which makes up 65% of land in Uganda, is that the man controls family property. In the past the clan structure ensured that a woman was not sent off land except when she committed a crime like murder or witchcraft. With the weakening of the clan structure, many women are being rendered homeless. This project will provide a home to divorced women and impact practices on land.

How will this project solve this problem?

For each of 100 select divorced women provide: 1. House and garden 2. 2 malaria nets per family 3. 20 computers to be shared by all women 4. 10 protected springs to be shared by all women

Potential Long Term Impact

1. 100 women and 600 children will be assured of a home and a livelihood 2. The project will make visible the plight of women in the transition from communal to private land ownership 3. 10,000 families will see the need to let women own family lan

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,314

Funding Information

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 $7,314 .  The original project funding goal was $109,428.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 83 donors like you, a total of $7,314 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Lydia Bakaki

Kampala, Kampala Uganda

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