You are 3 times more likely to live in poverty if you are a woman.
Across the world, women make up 70% of the world's working hours yet earn only 10% of the world's income.
Women living in poverty face gross inequalities and injustice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to vulnerable and low pay employment, the sequence of discrimination that a woman may suffer during her entire life is unacceptable but all too common.
At Kids Club Kampala, we are working hard to empower women, increase their incomes, overcome gender discrimination and help these women to raise themselves up out of their situations of poverty.
Our 12 Women’s Initiatives provide vocational skills, sustainable income generation and empowerment for vulnerable women across Kampala’s slums. We also help women with savings, provide micro-loans and business training. We help them with education and literacy skills, and provide for their families’ basic needs such as clothes and school fees for their children.
Julie* is a member of one of our Women’s Initiatives. She recently attended one of our tailoring courses. She says: “The tailoring training course provided by KCK taught me so many new skills and I have been able to pass them on to my fellow women’s initiative group members. I enjoyed the training so much that I decided to enroll in a vocational training institute to enhance my knowledge even further. I have been able to put my skills to use and I am now earning a good income.”
Our Women’s Initiatives are making a big difference to the women’s lives – not only have they have seen an increase in their incomes and are now able to provide for their families, but they have increased emotional support and friendships, and their self-esteem has increased.
The 8th March 2017 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange. Could you be bold this year and make a step to help change women’s lives in Kampala’s slums forever? Sign up today and make a big difference.