skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum

by Thread of life women empowerment ministries
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
skilling 240 women from mulago katanga slum
Here is a Racheal who sleeps in an open space
Here is a Racheal who sleeps in an open space

As a country, we were previously locked down for about two months. That is from the 7th of June to 30 August 2021 because of the second wave of covid 19 that hit the nation. The delta variant has left so many families adversely affected not to mention the Katanga slum community with which our organization serves.

 

As the organization, we had to change our focus towards food relief as a way to rescue the women and their families. The project has been able to feed 18 women-headed families providing them with basic meals which are sugar, rice, posho, and cooking oil.

Among the women we chose is, Racheal a woman that was referred to us by a concerned community member that she sleeps on the street with her 9-year-old girl. Both mother and daughter are not safe because first, they sleep under an eclectic pole, it’s so unsafe when it rains, two in the rainy season they can’t sleep since it’s been a rainy season. Racheal lost her home of one room to land grabbers which left her and her two children homeless. We are looking forward to having Racheal join the class next year for her to be able to earn and save for children’s fees and sustain them as a family.

The tailoring class of 5 women is, however, resuming on 6/09/2021 and it will be the second term of the class where the woman is allowed to explore according to their area of interest in fashion.

 

Thanks to all of you our supporters

Part of the women that received food relief
Part of the women that received food relief
Jaaja doesn't walk, she feeds on hand to mouth
Jaaja doesn't walk, she feeds on hand to mouth
A mother of 10 children!
A mother of 10 children!
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From the donation we have received so far as Skilling 240 women from Mulago Katanga slum project, we have been able to take on the 5 women for the 2021 class. As an organization, we work with community leaders to identify the most vulnerable single mothers that needs to be skilled so as they can be in position to sustain themselves.  Because of the limited funding we couldn’t take on the full number of women which is 15 women per class. it was a tough decision to pick out a few from the list.

The class began on the 15 of March and will break off on June /30/2021. then we will be resuming in August, the date will be communicated, For the second class.

In this beginner’s class we mainly focus on the basics of tailoring lessons like Body measurements, machine peddling, Machine maintenance, straight lines, and so much on the women attires and by the end of the second half of this particular class, a few of the men’s attire will be introduced.

Among the women that we selected Sanyu is one of them. Sanyu is a single mother of 6 children, and stays in slum, she separated with the father of her children because he was a womanizer and also, he wasn’t taking care of them as a family not even feeding their children. She then decided to separate with him in fear that she may even catch HIV aids. After the separation each of them stayed with 3 children, Sanyu took on the young ones and the father stayed with the older ones. After sometimes Sanyu started feeling sick until one day when she was asked to test for HIV test, unfortunately she was found HIV positive, it was so heart breaking for her that she spent days without working, it’s her neighbor who is an old lady that was helping with some food to feed her children. Ever since she got to know she has HIV her life didn’t remain the same.

Being a hawker of second-hand clothes of capital of $13 she tried to make the ends meet but it’s been tough for her. To be able to cover rent and feeding the family as well. Sanyu was introduced to us by the area councilor, who knew her life style and how it was hard for her to feed yet she was on ARVs, she is excited to be able to equipped with the tailoring skill. She says she wants to own her own workshop, pay for her children’s fees, and probably build a house in the village for her children that incase she dies, her children will have a place they call home. She is one of the best students in our tailoring class,

We sharing with you some of our class photos showing the different class activities.

 

Thank you very much for your donation towards this cause.

This was their first day in class
This was their first day in class
One of the women showing off her dress she made!
One of the women showing off her dress she made!
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From the bottom of our hearts we would like to say thank you to all our donors who have so donated to single mothers. Our donation goal is not yet met; we know that you our donors have been affected by the ongoing Covid19 which am sure we will beat one day. Our next class project is intended to start on February 1 2021.

The need is too much for our mothers to get training, because this pandemic period made most of our mothers so poor that they didn’t even have what to eat. And when the lock down was eased the streets of Kampala our capital was  filled with children begging and also those selling fruits, vegetables for a living, most of them where begging for food. Unfortunately they were as well exposing themselves to the virus. Mothers too try as much as possible to sell vegetables because we were encouraged by the doctors to be eaten to boost the immunity of the citizens so they risked their lives out there because all they wanted to get a dollar to help them buy food for survival. These are the kind of mothers that we are training and empowering, so that they can be able to work from their homes or in safer places. Our dear friends from Colorado were able to feed 30 single mothers last year during this covid19 period. Thank you friends

We are looking at skilling 12 single mothers this year. This time Sheebah's mother  is one of the mothers who are registered for our next class. She is a mother of 4 children from three different fathers who have all abandoned her because of poverty. Janat owned a kiosk that was feeding her family and paying for children until 2 years back when it was broken by the city authorities that it was stationed in wrong place. Janat lost all , because they spoilt all her belongings. The family is been taken care of by one of her daughters of 17 years who works as a house maid for a rich person in neighborhood. The 39 year old Janat is one of the women who we want to skill so that she can be able to earn for a living.

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Thread of life women empowerment ministries

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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NAKAVUMA MASTULA
Kampala, Uganda
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