LGBTQAI+  Uganda Project #30733

Cake Baking for LGBTQ Empowerment in Uganda

by MBARARA RISE FOUNDATION Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project will build skills in baking, bakery management and other means of self-employment for 100 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer people in Western Uganda that have lost or been denied employment due to their perceived or real sexual orientation and gender identity.

$7,000
total goal
$1,037
remaining
83
donors
1
monthly donor
10
months

Challenge

LGBTQ people in Uganda are the most marginalized people in the country with government institutionalized homophobia that fuels hate and discrimination from the public. A baseline survey that was done in 5 districts of Western Uganda found that 85% are unemployed, 75% face multiple forms of discrimination and lack basic food and shelter while 45% are being denied accessibility to health services. This project will affect more than 100 LGBTQ persons at the grass roots level in Western Uganda

Solution

We will provide training in baking, bakery management and also hold empowerment camps that will teach the community creative self-employment skills.

Long-Term Impact

The project will train 100 LGBTQ persons in self-employment activities like baking and bakery management which will allow them to be self-sufficient and rise out of poverty and ultimately improve their well-being.

Resources

Mbarara Rise Foundation's Facebook page
Mbarara Rise Foundation's Twitter handle

Organization Information

MBARARA RISE FOUNDATION

Location: MBARARA - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MTRF2016
Project Leader:
Mutesi Janet
MBARARA, N/A Uganda
$5,963 raised of $7,000 goal
 
98 donations
$1,037 to go
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