Empowered Voices:

Catalyzing development through community empowerment



Bisoboka: Everything is possible!

When you empower a woman, you empower an entire community to work toward prosperity and improved livelihoods. This is exactly what we’ve set out to accomplish. Would you like to join?

Empowered Voices is a non-profit organization established by Kaley Sweeney and Lene Martinsen in 2012.

We are currently working on a series of development projects in five villages in the Mubende district - about a 3 hour drive from Uganda's capital, Kampala. Our main focus now is the women, but our goal is to see the whole community prosper through agricultural growth, savings groups, small businesses, handicraft production, and more. The poverty level in this area is severe but the willingness to learn new things and to work for a better future is high. We believe in the women of Empowered Voices.

We love meeting and engaging with likeminded individuals and organizations. Whether you want to work with us, partner with us, donate, or just say hello, we welcome you to get in touch! 

None of our projects would be possible without the diligent, extraordinary work of Julie Matovu, our local consultant, dear friend, and companion in song. Julie presides over Juls Consults, a consultancy based in Kampala that works to empower communities through agricultural development, group marketing, empowerment workshops and Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). Julie has been working with Empowered Voices since 2013 and her contributions have been immeasurably appreciated.

Locally, Empowered Voices, Mubende is overseen by:

Lubega Teopista, Chairperson
Katongole Milly, Vice Chairperson
Kukunda Dianah, Treasurer
Nsambu Edward, Board Member
Nnamiiro Florence, Board Member


Contact Us

Lene Martinsen, 
Empowered Voices

Julie Matovu, Juls Consults

work with us

If you would like to do volunteer work, please, get in touch through the e-mails above. All skills are needed: fundraising, web page and blog, accounting, project planning.


Support Us

Empowered Voices is funded by the generous donations of individuals and NGOs internationally. If you would like to contribute to our mission, you can do so by making a tax-deductible donation here or contact us.

Our Generous Supporters