Zebida Masika knows. She and her friends are hardworking members of With Women Kisoboka (WWK). They are determined to be the ones to break the shackles of poverty that burdened their own moms and jajjas (grandmothers) for generations. Zebida shares, “Prior to Covid, we were on the move. Our kids were in school, food was on the table and as moms we saw ourselves as earners and contributors to our family. Please join hands so together your small individual gifts will fund us to access healthcare for the first time, literacy to help us grow our businesses, and access to safe water for our children. With your support, we will once again be on our way to be changemakers in our community! "
With Women Kisoboka (WWK) confronts inequality by lifting up moms. We have seen first-hand that by empowering a mom, she can escape poverty, grow her community’s economy, reduce the gender gap she struggles against, and positively impact the lives of her children.
Celebrate Mother’s Day Every Day by funding WWK moms as they can cast aside the weight of the Covid pandemic through better health and literacy for themselves and their family.
WWK is crowdfunding. Give $30 and help us to spread the word so together we can help marginalized moms in Uganda rise and thrive. For these moms, the crisis of extreme poverty persists for generations, yet they know they can be the change for their children.
" In our community, moms struggle to take care of and meet the needs of their families. They have for generations. We are so grateful to have the benefit of WWK’s interest free capital loan program along with new VSLAs. The women in Kayunga Village, Jinga, in just one year, are now able to meet the needs of their families through new businesses in tailoring, crafts and poultry rearing— they see their entrepreneurial dreams coming true! "— Mutesi Shaminah, Program Lead, Abakyala Kisoboka Women’s Group, a local partner of WWK
Meet Nalubowa Aidah, member of WWK in Nakaseke
2021 was another challenging year during which Uganda experienced its second wave of the pandemic and a second government-ordered lockdown. As a result, cost increases impacted nearly every aspect of life. For the marginalized and vulnerable, however, the challenge was amplified as the ability to meet basic needs became more difficult with the rising costs of food, fuel, transport, mobile airtime and land which for some of our families became prohibitively expensive. For others, successful livelihoods were upended. Despite these challenges, we were
able to move forward in 2021 because of the growing capacity of the Ugandan NGO, our community partners, and the women of our organization.
WWK’s first funding partner, the Arthur B. Schultz Foundation, continued to fund data and airtime for the NGO to hold monthly video calls with all local partners, which are essential for organizational efficiencies, communications, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
How you can partner with a mom and help
As Zalika says above, join hands and fund us to access healthcare for the first time, literacy to help us grow our businesses, and access to safe water for our children. With your support, we will once again be on our way to be changemakers in our community! "
Even in the midst of poverty, discrimination and a global pandemic, moms are still getting it done.
100% of your donation goes toward people and programs that show vulnerable moms 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. Matching is available through Benevity.
We’re asking if you can give $30 and help us spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Together when 500 people contribute in this way, we can meet our goal.
With deep thanks for helping moms tackle the crisis of generational poverty,