Livelihood & Community Empowerment

KWID has been consistent in improving women and other vulnerable person’s livelihood and pioneered mobilizing vulnerable persons to participate in development programs, access skills, and resources.

We have empowered women to access household basic needs. We have equipped women and other vulnerable persons with knowledge and skills in starting, managing, and sustaining income-generating projects. We have mobilized women and vulnerable households to save and access soft loans to use to start income-generating activities to be able to provide basic needs to their families.

We have provided platforms for women to engage with duty bearers and opinion leaders to come up with practical actions to address gender inequalities and removing structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment.

Our advocacy has resulted in improved women’s participation in development processes and programs.

We have constructed and marketed energy-saving stoves in Kabale and Rukiga districts to reduce environmental degradation and avert issues of climate change.

Under this thematic area, we are focusing on:

  • Undertaking Social awareness, skills development, capacity enhancement and development of women living standards to reduce vulnerability of rural women, school dropouts, single mothers and young mothers.
  • Advocating for alternative energy sources restoration of the environment through promoting the use of clean and efficient energy technologies by constructing and marketing energy saving stoves in Rukiga and Kabale Districts. We facilitate stakeholders dialogue meetings on environmental and sustainable development issues and collectively come up with practical actions to address them.
  • Advocating for increased women’s access, ownership, control and benefit from economic resources through facilitating community dialogue meetings to discuss factors that hinder women’s access, ownership, control and benefit from economic resources and collectively come up with solutions to address them.
  • Increasing voice, agency, and meaningful participation of women in economic decision making at all levels.
  • Enhancing effective participation of communities in the development process.

Outcomes

  • Empowered women and other vulnerable persons able to fend for themselves and effectively engage in social-economic and political affairs.
  • Increased Use of clean and efficient energy technologies like energy saving stoves to restore environment.
  • Increased Women’s access, ownership, control and benefits from economic resources.
  • Empowered communities for increased involvement in the development process.