SustainME is building a new Rural Women's Center outside Nyenga Uganda. The Center will offer vocational and business training along with basic literacy and numeracy. It will have a surgery with a free to use full-time nurse. Once open it will impact the lives of over 1600 vulnerable women in the area, helping many of them to create sustainable livelihoods to provide a daily meal for their families, send their children to school and ultimately build a brighter future for their whole community.
In rural Uganda there are very limited opportunities for poor village women to generate sustainable incomes. In many families extreme poverty is a part of daily life. Many women struggle to provide their families with one good meal a day, while even more are not able to afford to send their children to school. These already vulnerable women often have no reliable husband and have to fend for themselves and their families with almost no rights, no employment opportunities and few support systems.
Over the last 6 years SustainME has trained and financed over 670 vulnerable women, enabling them to setup small businesses to create steady ongoing incomes. We have achieved this with an outreach program and a small basic rural womens center. We now intend to build a larger better located Women's Center which will reach many more vulnerable women. The center will offer vocational & business training and have a full-time nurse service. It will empower more ladies to transform their own futures.
Through ongoing training and support we empower our women to generate sustainable incomes. Over our years of working in the villages we have enabled ladies to grow from subsistence living into being able to send all their children to school, improve their family homes, buy assets such as livestock, land & have the security of savings. Our work also impacts the wider community as one of the first priorities for our ladies is to educate their children, thus further empowering the next generation.