Livelihood & Community Empowerment
In 2013, KWID micro-finance was started and over the years it has grown to cumulative savings of 15 million Uganda shillings. The livelihood of micro-finance members has improved in that can they save and access cheaper interest loans at 2% per month. The borrowed funds have been utilized to pay school fees for children, purchase of livestock, payment of farming labour and purchase of planting seed.
We have organized dialogue meetings on education rights to improve the capacity of schools and community structures in providing for children to access and complete education levels (primary, secondary and tertiary). We have monitored schools to identify service delivery gaps and advocate for them. 2,175 parents sensitized on rights to education. This improved school enrolment in Rukiga District.
Contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic in Uganda has been a priority for KWID over the years and a number of successes have been registered in Kabale and Rukiga Districts.
Gender and Human Rights
Access to legal services for vulnerable children and women has improved over years.in partnership with FIDA Uganda KWID supported vulnerable persons to access lawyers in their communities, accessed legal support in their communities.