Provide 2013 rural women with loans, in Uganda



Womens participation in the project has resulted in 3-5 times increased income, increased ability to provide basic necessities to children, increased commitment to improve services in their community.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Busoga region, where Open Arms Projects is currently operating, is the second poorest region in Uganda. It has also been affected by the AIDS epidemic leaving many orphans, widows and youth with no education. Many NGO’s and Government agencies have initiated projects to support the poor and those affected by HIV. However, the need for support in terms of education and financial resources is still high in the remote areas of Busoga .

How will this project solve this problem?

Through vocational skills training & soft loans, the project will empower the women & girls to increase income by setting up small scale business. The approach will enable rural women to provide for their children & reverse the poverty cycle.

Potential Long Term Impact

The women in the community will be able to imrpove their livelihood, increasing their income, providing for their children and come together to plan and implement approaches to improve services and goods available in their community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $630

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 $630 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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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

Genna Wilkinson

Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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