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by Umoja wa wawezeshaji KIOO


This project will ensure that Rural women marginalized by abuse of rights, absolute poverty and inequality from Kigoma in Tanzania are empowered to access their social economic rights and resources. Vulnerable women obtain increased, secure and sustainable sources of income through enterprise with which they can support their families and have equal access to, and control of, household resources in Kigoma.

total goal


There are currently 35,600 marginalized women and children in Kigoma region. KIOO discovered that most of women who come for legal counseling have a very poor economic situation. The situation renders it more difficult for them to access justice. Many women are coming from remote areas where they need transport to go to court. Their poor economic situation forces poor women to concentrate on struggling for what to feed their families.


The proposed project will solve the problem by forming women group for easy and sounding information sharing, community women's right awareness meetings, social inclusion and capital mobilization trainings, financial and business management training, capacity building training on different laws that governing women rights in Tanzania, marketing training and provision of apprenticeship tools and women economic empowerment including education on entrepreneurship.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educated 2,100 rural women to reduced vulnerability of as a result of their participation in peer support groups of vulnerable women with similar problems and interests 2,100 vulnerable women will obtain increased, secure and sustain their sources of income through enterprise with which they will support their families and have equal access to and control of, household resources.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Umoja wa wawezeshaji KIOO

Location: Kigoma - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Edward Saimon
Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Donations: $0 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 0 (40 needed)
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