What we do and how we approach the work
With Women Kisoboka focuses on gender equity, women’s economic empowerment and community systems change as a solution to the stagnation of poverty in Uganda. Through women’s entrepreneurship, we seek for our women members to have the knowledge, community-awareness, resources and networks necessary to make financially responsible decisions, engage in financial inclusion, and develop businesses and social enterprises that will better the health and well-being, education, nutrition, environment, and resiliency of their community.
To foster upward economic mobility and self-sufficiency, resiliency and sustainability of Uganda’s marginalized women living at the lowest income level who are prime to spark transformative systems change in their community.
Our main metric for success is to reduce the poverty likelihood of all women to zero and to increase engagement of women in financial inclusion, leadership and community systems change.
With gender equity and women in positions of leadership in business and the community, the urban settlements and remote rural villages of Uganda will thrive with more possbility and gender equality as healthy, vibrant, resilient and enterprising communities.
In 2020, we developed three essential programs, upon listening carefully to our members:
1) Deepening financial inclusion through interest-free loans, village savings and loans (VSLA), and ultimately connections to financial service providers who offer a gateway to formal financial inclusion.
2) Continuous informal learning through literacy education, entrepreneurial business training, and continuous professional development.
3) Community-centered skill development that addresses many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG*) and whereby local NGOs provide the right skills, resources, and connections needed so that WWK members can pursue their entrepreneurial vision of becoming smallholder farmers, (SDG2, SDG5, SDG8), clean energy entrepreneurs (SDG7), improving access to clean water access and better sanitation (SDG6), advancing health and well-being (SDG 3) and tackling the effects of climate change (SDG13).
*The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)mentioned above are among the 17 global goals set by the United Nations to achieve “a better and more sustainable future for all” by the year 2030.
This roadmap for sustainable social change is the brilliance of Empowerment Works. Aligned in our approach, With Women Kisoboka and Empowerment Works are working to economically and socially empower women and local communities, emphasize collaboration and systems change, and asset-based community development.