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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.

Education

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.

Health

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.

  • 60,540 persons received Behavioral Change Communication messages.
  • 1,416 Males aged between 10 and 49 years supported to access Safe Male Circumcision.
  • 30,883 persons received HIV testing and counseling services.
  • 342,282 male and 1,995 female condoms were distributed.
  • 583 persons received Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTC) services
  • Contributed to improved staffing levels in health facilities from 51% to 73%. This resulted in improved quality of health services to the population in Kabale District.
  • Through advocacy citizens were empowered to identify health issues and demand for them.
  • Mainstreaming of family planning in various public sector plans and allocation of 5,000,000 shillings for family planning promotion in Kabale District.
  • This resulted in improved reduction in HIV spread, retention on Antiretroviral therapy.

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.

  • 183 cases were managed. Out of these 60 cases involved were reconciliation while 123 Gender Based Violence cases were referred;
  • 33 child neglect cases, 2 child abuse cases 3 defilement cases, 1 child labour, 56 domestic violence, 5 land wrangles, 4 wife dismissal cases and 18 family disputes.