With Women Kisoboka is engaged in our work because the women we work with have expressed their readiness to make the change in their lives and that of their children, as well as their community. They are already harnessing their collective power to generate this positive change. As we seek to continuously improve, we always listen to the women of our communities, who not only want to diversify and expand their livelihoods, but too who want to positively impact their communities with improved health and safety, as well as greater environmental conservation.
We operate exclusively with local CBOs and NGOs, and at the close of 2020, will serve more than 800 women, with intention to continually expand annually. In Busega, Kampala District, where we work with the CBO Kisoboka Nano Initiative, housing is unstable, and the women struggle to address the constant emergency needs. Frequent droughts and erratic rains are problematic given poor drainage channels and solid waste management practices and limited rain water harvesting. In Kanyampara-Kamughobe 1, Nyabirongo Parish, Kisinga sub-County, Kasese District, where we work with the CBO Bliss Feme, the women live in the hills and mountains, where hunger, sickness and lack of education are a way of life. Here, and in Nakasseke, where we work with the CBO ACCESS, a rural, under resourced health community northwest of Kampala, environmental, health and economic threats from carbon emissions, as a result of cooking with firewood, indoor pollution from kerosene lights, and injury and medical risks from open fires are omnipresent. And, in Kyaninga, where we work with the CBO ARKCCAO, the volcanic soil is highly fertile, and as such many women are farmers, although poor roads, soil degradation, and lack of crop diversity, resulting from climate change, has been a challenge.
"Inherent to systems change is the recognition that scalable, sustainable change for all people and the planet happens through an interconnected, organized, flexible approach involving multiple participants. Change cannot occur when efforts exist in silos; sustainable change happens when we collaborate and work together as a highly functioning system."
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