The project will support 30 disabled mothers acquire skills on hand bag knitting skills, footwear and leather belts providing sustainable income for people with difficulty in physical movement in Masindi Uganda. Many people with difficulty in movement, hearing and seeing miss out opportunity because of the limitations, they need appropriate skills to enable them live and cope up with life in the society. The project will provide skills, and start up kits to disabled mothers and youths.
More than 500 persons living with disability have no food or income because of the impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic our limitation, in movement, seeing and hearing has doubled our vulnerability. Food aid, government and donor support are not reaching vulnerable persons, decision making committee is not inclusive of PWD, COVID-19 recovery funds are so competitive leaving a large number of us heading to starvation. Urgent action is needed today.
The project will provide skills and start up capital to person with disability to remain resilient and cope with the situation. The project will train 30 mothers and youths on how to make sandals and handcraft to earn them income so as to buy food and home basic needs. The project will identify elderly persons to receive food aid and home basic items soap, sugar and nutritional food supplement to avoid malnutrition, create income generating opportunity for person with physical disability.
The funds is planned to provide on going training to support 200 mothers with disability and 50 youths by the end of 18 months with skills on handcraft and startup capital of $60 per person. The income will improve the living condition for person with disability, provide revolving funds to continue financing their business to remain resilient to external shock in the future. Other outcome include an empowered and self reliant person with disability in the community.
Skills training for youths in Masindi