FOR $20 HELP A POOR WOMAN JOIN A COOPERATIVE

by KIGEZI HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (KIHEFO)
FOR $20 HELP A POOR WOMAN JOIN A COOPERATIVE

Summary

This project helps to uplift rural poor communities especially women and youth living in extreme poverty by joining community cooperatives. Kigezi Healthcare foundation has been supporting families to join community cooperatives that in turn support their small enterprises through savings and credits, so many families have joined crafts cooperatives, mushroom cooperative, vegetable cooperatives, rabbit cooperatives, and many others. $20 can help a poor woman join a cooperative.

$100,000
total goal
$95,044
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Uganda is becoming highly populated with massive land fragmentation leading to low agricultural yield and pushing many woman and youth to look for jobs in urban centers in the informal sector like construction sites, domestic house work, young women becoming commercial sex workers; according to the 2016 Uganda demographics and survey 25% of the house holds live below poverty, the world bank definition of poverty being less than $2 per day.

Solution

Communities in Uganda have been mobilized into cooperatives, where small groups farm village savings and loans associations, then the associations join cooperatives, individuals can join cooperatives directly if they have the required income, the cooperatives help them to save regularly and train them in enterprise development and help them to promote their enterprises. The cooperatives also buy their products and sell to the bigger market.

Long-Term Impact

Many poor people in both urban and rural communities are developing enterprises through cooperatives, and the enterprises have the potential to grow and become sustainable. This is an initiative that can permanently get people out of poverty especially when production is linked to the market and that is what cooperatives are effectively doing.

Resources

Project Leader:
Geoffrey Anguyo
Kabale , Kabale Uganda
$4,956 raised of $100,000 goal
 
14 donations
$95,044 to go
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