Enhancing Livelihood for 100 poor women in Bia B is progressive.
In order to strengthen the conomic self-help competence of the women, and enable them to financially provide for themselves and their children, self help and saving group FOWAC establishrd is quite successfull and sustainable. FOWAC continue to support the solidarity and savings groups created in Bia B. The support has gradually reduced dependancy of women on their spouses.
The economic support of the women is incooperated so that members could maintain closs contact and support one another through weekly psychosocial group counseling.
FOWAC follows a two ways approach in working with the groups. first and foremost, FOWAC introduced the women to the culture of saving, and put them in a position of being able to run a small business.
At the same time, receive basic business skills, and an introduction to the concept of savings; this involves; basic knowledge of business selection, planning and management of microbusinesses. Every member regularly borrow a certain amount of money, based on what they have saved.
After one to three months, the money borrowed is paid back including interest. The women meet weekly to discuss their progress and decide together which member can borrow again.
The support has contributed hugely and created a multiplier effect in the lives of women in Bia B.
FOWAC through support from its donors, driven by GlobalGiving, secured support to 39 girls out of 150 proposed targets to acquire basic scholastic materials for them to return to school. The 39 identified girls were provided uniforms, books, school dues, laundry and hygiene and sanitation equipment.
We are hopeful to meet our target, ,FOWAC appreciate its generous donors and GlobalGiving who dedicated what they have to make a difference in the lives of 39 Orphans and Vulnerable girls in the three schools in Kitgum- (wigweng, Akobi and gweng pa mon primary schools).
As school began, many more girls have not managed to go back to school. This is because they cannot meet demands set by schools, others could not go back to school because they have been forced into marriage and unwanted pregnancy. These are the situations among girls FOWC continue to battle within the community.
Enhancing livelihood for 100 poor women in Bia B is progressing well. Women are progressively investing the revolving fund provided to boost their business, and in their different groups.
The women use the proceeds from the revolving fund to acquire basic needs, pay school fees, medicate their children, save among others.
We appeal to our donors to continue supporting with the little they can to allow us to reach more women groups who are struggling alone in their groups, and struggling with no training in financial discipline, and group dynamic considered core in their group journey.
We we appreciate the contribution of our donor for the generosity and trust demonstrated to us
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