Provide 2013 rural women with loans, in Uganda

by Open Arms Projects


Womens participation in the project has resulted in 3-5 times increased income, increased ability to provide basic necessities to children, increased commitment to improve services in their community.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Open Arms Projects

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Genna Wilkinson
Project Leader:
Genna Wilkinson
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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