The Busoga region, where Open Arms Projects is currently operating, is the second poorest region in Uganda. It has also been affected by the AIDS epidemic leaving many orphans, widows and youth with no education. Many NGO’s and Government agencies have initiated projects to support the poor and those affected by HIV. However, the need for support in terms of education and financial resources is still high in the remote areas of Busoga .
Through vocational skills training & soft loans, the project will empower the women & girls to increase income by setting up small scale business. The approach will enable rural women to provide for their children & reverse the poverty cycle.
The women in the community will be able to imrpove their livelihood, increasing their income, providing for their children and come together to plan and implement approaches to improve services and goods available in their community.