SDG # 1 NO POVERTY
This program provides access to basic services and support economically and socially for women in our community through income generation opportunities, social protection schemes (like skills training, microfinance loans, and cooperative savings opportunities)
SDG #2 ZERO HUNGER
Women earn income in this program which helps support feed their families
SDG #3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Recognizing that wellbeing is more than medically related, this program allows for a collective space for women to come together and talk about life. Through this program, women exchange information which directly impacts their wellbeing knowledge generation and sharing capacity. This has huge social, cultural, mental, and spiritual wellbeing benefits!
SDG #4 QUALITY EDUCATION
Women gain practical hands on skills in this program which then translates into dollars earned. Additionally, many women gain access to further adult education through this program, such as literacy programs.
SDG #5 GENDER EQUALITY
As a response to the community, this program was formed because women were isolated in farming homesteads. This program brings women together, which results in increased solidary and less isolation. Through the support in this group, members have created plays on women’s issues which they have presented to the community to try to destigmatize many issues.
Inequality is hard to contextualize under the SDG’s as equality and equity are viewed differently in Uganda than a western context. We ensure this program is operated in a culturally agentic way for our community
SDG #6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
While participating at the center women have access to clean drinking and cooking water for their group
SDG # 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
The women in the group choose what programs and how they want to participate. This program offers flexibility to meet women’s domestic and economic needs – offering them the end choice so that it fits their lifestyle
SDG # 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Woman are encouraged to come with innovative ideas to create new ways of generating income – and often facilitates other income opportunities for women outside of the group
SDG #10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Globally, this program connects women to international markets while teaching buyers about the value and stories behind the product creators. This raises awareness about systematic inequality – the biggest step towards reducing inequalities!
SDG # 11 SAFE, SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
This group promotes solidarity for women to come together from all walks of life and strengthen their communities from the ground up!
SDG #17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Financial support for women is provided through sales of crafts and assecories from our womens’ economic group who partner with Ugandan institutions, international rotary clubs and businesses.