What we do and how we approach the work
With Women Kisoboka focuses on gender equity, women’s economic empowerment, and change in their community as a solution to the longstanding poverty in Uganda. Through women’s entrepreneurship, we help women grow their business knowledge, community-awareness, resources and networks. This allows them to make financially responsible decisions in their businesses and social enterprises which will improve the health and well-being, education, environment, and resiliency of their community.
To inspire upward economic mobility, self-sufficiency and sustainability of Uganda’s marginalized women living at the lowest income level who are motivated to spark change in their community.
With women in positions of leadership in business and the community, the urban settlements and rural villages of Uganda will thrive with more possibility and true gender equality.
With Women Kisoboka (WWK) is a women-led and operated indigenous NGO in Uganda that works hand-in-hand with an affiliate US-based nonprofit focused on changing community systems and improving gender equality through women's economic empowerment. Your donation lifts up the vulnerable women of Uganda living at the lowest income level and supports their path to economic opportunity and participation. WWK works with a community focus and currently engages 900 women in 6 communities across Uganda. Our programs include deepening financial inclusion, continuous learning and community-based skill development. Our purpose is to end generational poverty by providing the tools and skills for women who have been continually denied the ability to make strategic life choices so that they can thrive economically and in every aspect that will bring about a better life.
Your support promotes women’s empowerment, decent work and economic growth, and many of the other sustainable development goals. Combined together, these provide a global model for social and economic transformation to women who need it the most.
In 2021, we launched our strategic goal of digital inclusion, which we acknowledge is a great benefit to the organization—especially as we grow, but is also highly recognized as a powerful way for marginalized women to empower themselves economically and socially.
In 2020, we listened carefully to our members and developed three essential programs:
1) We provide wider access to useful financial services through interest-free loans, village savings and loans (VSLA), and ultimately connections to financial service providers who open the door to formal financial inclusion.
2) Our literacy education, entrepreneurial business training, and continuous professional development has encouraged lifelong learning.
3) We foster community-centered skill development that addresses many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG*). This has made it possible for WWK members to 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.