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Empower 80 vulnerable girls to make moccasin shoes

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
Empower 80 vulnerable girls to make moccasin shoes


The project is empowering 80 girl victims of sexual exploitation with practical skills in leather shoes making (Moccasin) for employment creation. They will be provided with start-up kits for group business establishment. Moccasin shoes are right now on very high demand in Uganda.This funding will cover training costs, costs of buying training material as well as feeding during training for six months

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Around 18,000 girls/young women are forced into commercial sex work in Kampala's slums (UYDEL study 2011). They are forced to join the trade because they cannot earn a living. This has many negative consequences, including high rates of HIV/AIDS (37% amongst commercial sex workers), backstreet abortions and mental health disorders


Girl children exploited through commercial sex will be equipped with practical skills in making leather shoes. In addition, some girl children will be provided with basic skills in ICT at our centre to empower them use internet to market their products nationally and internationally. Through our research, it was found out that shoe making is not widely practiced in Uganda and most of the shoes are imported from Kenya.

Long-Term Impact

Young women will be able to own and run the business after training, the project will also work with school children and teachers to form Girl Empowerment Movements that will be responsible for organising sessions to discuss on the dangers and risks associated with commercial sexual exploitation of children, reporting mechanisms.


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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Mpigi, Uganda
$10 raised of $1,800 goal
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79 days left
$1,790 to go
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