ECONOMY BUILDING AND THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SDG #1 NO POVERTY
Tekera community savings groups and microfinance loans programs give people the opportunity to participate in economic opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to
SDG #2 ZERO HUNGER
Through building the economy in the agriculture and business sectors - Tekera is trying to help families put nutritious food on their tables for the wellbeing of their families
SDG # 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING
A healthy community thrives economically – allowing people to have the opportunity to make choices for their future based on their own subjective values and needs
SDG #4 QUALITY EDUCATION
Building up the economy in the village allows people to afford fees for education and school – thus in turn increasing the education and literacy levels of the community in addition to helping increase the self – sufficiency and quality of the school
SDG #5 GENDER EQUALITY
We offer loans to all community members regardless of gender orientation – we also try to look at barriers to access based on gender, in addition to acknowledging the traditional gender discrimination inherent in financial exclusion.
SDG # 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
This is at the heart of this program. We believe that every individual has the right to a livable wage, a safe work environment, and the opportunity to choose meaningful and productive work. Also, access to economic financial assets allows for increased economic innovation, growth and infrastructure
SDG #9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Offering microfinance loans and community savings investment allows for increased participation in industry building, innovation and infrastructure growth
Our productive technology center offers skills to allow community members to participate in a leading-edge industry. We offer training in computer technology, bridging the rural-urban technology skills gap. We also offer this program to our Primary school students.
SDG # 10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
This program helps bridge the economic gap between rural – urban incomes disparity while also raising community members out of poverty conditions
SDG # 11 SAFE, SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
With the goal of economic self-sufficiency, this program increases resiliency and self-stainability – decreasing dependence on foreign funding and putting choice back into the hands of our community
SDG #12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Very little gets wasted through our economic initiatives and as a by-product of business Uganda, very little natural resources get wasted in the economic process. All business initiatives have very little material footprint.
SDG #13 CLIMATE ACTION
Tekera has invested in re-forestation initiatives as a self-sustainability program. Good for economic growth of the center, the climate, and Uganda’s global UNIPCC intended nationally determined climate change contributions!
SDG #15 LIFE ON LAND
Through our reforestation investments we are promoting sustainable use of ecosystems, participating in sustainable forest management, and aiming to reverse land degradation