According to UN estimations, Approximately 70% of those living in poverty in the world are women. At Kids Club Kampala, we are working hard to empower women, increase their incomes, overcome gender discrimination and raise these women 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. To find out more about this, please click here.
Saturday 8th March 2014 is International Women’s Day. Every year we hold a big celebration on 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. This day will include food, entertainment, socialising, and seminars and talks about business skills and health.
This year, we are also going to provide vital health check ups for all of the women that we work with in the slums of Kampala, as this is what they specifically have requested.
Days like this are vital to the empowerment of the women who are part of our Women’s Initiatives, and all the women 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 visit www.give.net/WomensDay. Thank you.