Diana (Tresurer) and Peninah (President) showcase the returns from the group's Spring 2014 bean harvest. The Bean Project currently has 71 participants across five villages. The income from the harvest has since funded the continuation of the following season's seed investment.
Julie, Empowered Voices' lovely local consultant, leads a group of 15 women in a workshop dedicated to social, economic and family development. Julie visits the group monthly, with near daily communication from Kampala, to help guide members forward across all projects.
Gender equality is a central part of Empowered Voices' work. We want men and women to work together for the best interest of their families and their communities. In order to achieve that we need to empower women as well as involving men along the way. One of the ways we do that is through looking at gender bias in the value chain of farming and agribusiness. Read more.
Beatrice selects handmade paper beads to create a necklace for sale as part of the group's bead project. Handicrafts made by the Bead Project participants will be available for purchase in our online store very soon. Read more about the Bead Project.
The VSLA equips participants with incentives to save a portion of their incomes for collective financial growth and support. Participation in the scheme allows members to loan from the group for investments such as livestock, school fees, and agricultural projects, while granting other participants the benefit of accumulating interest.