Empowered Entrepreneurs: WWK Women Take Charge
In Uganda’s diverse districts of Kampala, Kiboga, Jinja, Nakaseke and Kasese, a remarkable transformation is taking place. Women, once marginalized and burdened by generational suffering, are now driving change within their families and communities. Their journey began with a shift in mindset towards becoming successful entrepreneurs. One inspiring story comes from the hills of Kasese, where Yosinta (photo, left) joined WWK in 2019. With access to small capital and newfound business acumen, she not only stabilized her struggling bean trade, but ventured into poultry rearing, transforming her life. In rural Lwamata Sub-county, Kiboga, Peace (photo, right) is turning her dreams into reality with WWK’s training. She now owns three acres of land, harvesting beans for her family’s stable future through the VSLA program. In the urban settlement of Busega, Kampala, Nachwa Agnes’s determination led her from a small retail shop to formal financial inclusion. Investing poultry, she supported her family and covered her children’s school fees (photo, cover). In Jinja, Rebecca’s story is equally empowering; her initial capital helped her start a thriving business in African wear and bags, with plans to expand further and train fellow WWK members in tailoring.