Kisoboka means “it is possible”.
With Women Kisoboka (WWK) works to lift up the women of Uganda who live at the lowest income level by providing them with the resources to build agency, meaning, and connection in their lives so that they can positively transform themselves, their family and their community.
In recognition of women all over the world who suffer from oppression, inequity, marginalization, and vulnerability, we share an uplifting story of Nakayiza Aminah, WWK Program Director.
The two very specific ways WWK differs from other organizations are:
1) We don’t tell the women we work with what they need…they tell us,
2) We seek ultimately not to be needed… but to define ways for all marginalized women to transform themselves and in doing so their communities.
How do we do this? WWK partners with local communities to help women survive the ongoing health challenges of the pandemic, understand their innate potential, and thrive as entrepreneurs. 100% of your donation goes towards programs that show vulnerable women, living in the urban settlements and remote rural villages of Uganda, how their initiative and resourcefulness can be used to lift themselves from the dire circumstances of extreme poverty into a life of stability and financial independence.Why WEE?
"We have been so impressed by the work done by WWK. Their dedication to helping women learn to help themselves is the formula for long-term success and a pathway out of poverty. WWK is dedicated to empowering these amazing women. We are so proud to support such an impactful organization.”—Drs. Carol and Barry Eiden, funding partners since 2018
In the words of Nakafeero Florence,
“When I heard about the new opportunity at ACCESS where I work as a senior village health worker (VHT), I immediately knew that I would greatly benefit from the interest-free capital loan to buy wood nails to build bee hives. I feel like one of the luckiest beneficiaries of WWK/ACCESS. I now have a dozen hives, have taught more than 15 women at ACCESS how to also build hives and bee farm, and most recently I’ve joined WWK as the Program Lead for ACCESS!”
The Nakaseke Bee Keeping project launched late in October 2020, opening its honey factory and store to the public. Nakafeero Florence and her husband Kabagambe Wilson are the owners of this successful business and trained WWK members in the business of bee farming and honey production! Read more stories from our local partners here.
Our Graduation Policy
Our graduation policy starts with developing an entrepreneurial mindset, moves to increased economic empowerment, and ultimately to personal and community transformation. This policy is peer-driven by the women who have graduated the program. It is implemented with a specific understanding by the program leads of each local partner. In other words, we listen. The women tell us what we can do to assist them in achieving their goals.
WWK’s vision that is always top-of-mind is to help women achieve self-reliance and to enable the NGO and our local partners to mature into a self-operating organization.
We are growing organically and strategically, as word spreads quickly among local friends. And with your sponsorship, we can partner with more women to achieve their potential.