This project will provide booster grant support to 50 vulnerable families in 2 districts of Jinja and Mpigi district in Eastern and central Uganda respectively, these families lost their businesses to Covid19 lock down, the corona pandemic affected most of the small businesses run by local needy families rendering them un employed, most of these families are headed by women and the elderly people, this project is also empowering them in business skills trainings quarterly
When lock down was effected during Covid 19 pandemic, all businesses were closed rendering them permanently closed as poor guardians consumed even the little capital they had, when government reopened the economy, most of these poor families could not start again, they cannot feed their children, neither can they take them to school. (The Image used in this project is of Jolly,a woman we supported with a booster grant recently in Mpigi District )
This project will provide booster grants worth $500 US to each of these families to start all over again so that they become self reliant, this programme has been providing food support to these families for the last one year but seeks to change to a more sustainable implementation approach
The project has organized these families into village groups and is training them in business skills so that they can better manage their businesses, the project has also empowered the groups to start saving and loaning themselves with low interest rates
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).