Distributing building materials

Our next send a chicken program is focused on the village of Rwentojo in Itojo sub-county. The participants are mostly widows or single women with children. As well as providing hands on training on farm management we have provided the basics for coop construction

These photos are from our materials distribution session. Each woman received 5 iron sheets, 2 and 1/2 kg of nails, 11 metres of wire mesh and 50,000 UGX (£11.81) to contribute towards the cost of labour.

Keep an eye on this page for the women’s journey.

Skills for girls and women in Ruhanga SW Uganda

I am very excited about this year and the direction we are going. Ruhanga is a typical African Village, with no factories and rural to urban migration is high as men especially leave for towns and cities in search of work. But this option, is not often available to women and girls. For the last three years we have been thinking about this and wondering what we can do to ensure that women and girls have the skills they need to earn an income from withi their village. The answer, teach girls and women how to repairs bicycles. The bicycle is the most common form of transport in this part of Uganda and because Ruhanga is on a main road, the girls can easily set up shop. Read more

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