According to UN estimations, approximately 70% of those living in poverty in the world are women. Globally, women make up 70% of the world's working hours and earn only 10% of the world's income and half of what men earn.
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.
We teach women new vocational skills, provide them with start up capital, help them with savings and micro-loans and give them business training to help them increase their incomes. We help them with their education and literacy skills, and provide for their families’ basic needs such as clothes and school fees for their children.
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 2016 is International Women’s Day. Every year we hold a big event celebrating Women’s Day for all of the women who are part of our Women’s Initiatives, to empower them and to celebrate them being women. We want these women to know that we value them, we support them, and we celebrate them for who they are. The day will include food, entertainment, socialising, and seminars and talks about business skills and health.
We do this because these women are often undervalued and overlooked and days like this are vital to the empowerment of the women who are part of our Women’s Initiatives. All the ladies are really looking forward to this special day. But we need your help to enable this day to go ahead. As little as £1 will go a long way to making a big difference in these women’s lives. If you could help, please click here. Thank you.