Adolescent girls are forced into sexual abuse and prostitution to earn income. Many girls are exposed to the danger of HIV/AIDS and other STIs/STDs,unsafe abortions, early and unwanted marriages. This project will train 200 vulnerable adolescent at risk girls and sex workers in basic entrepreneurship skills and provide them with livestock (piglets and goats) to earn income.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Poverty coupled with the increasing number of orphans due to HIV/AIDS has left many children especially the girls child in need of support. Over 50% of young girls in Mpigi lack basic skills to enable them cater for their life necessities.This exposes young girls to sexual abuse and commercial sex in order to earn a living.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will empower young girls to choose alternative source of income to cater for their needs. 200 vulnerable adolescent girls at risk and sex workers will be provided with livestock including piglets and goats to start farms for sustainable business enterprises in order to improve their incomes.
Potential Long Term Impact
In the long-run, we will have improved household incomes, reduced HIV/AIDS prevalence and have reduced number of girl-child school drop-outs
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.