Published: 27 April 2018
INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITY PROJECT
In many countries,women’s awareness and participation in the different aspects of life is nearly three times less than that of men (2006 research on ICT Africa) as they are referred to as the “weaker sex” among the vulnerable groups. In Uganda, women are considered to be of lower class than men. It is for this reason that a majority of Ugandan women are discriminated against, have limited access to education and low economic status (http://www.fsdinternational.org/devsubject/womensempowerment/uganda).
Furthermore, women face a number of challenges in their daily life which involves domestic violence where some are even battered to death and no action is taken, many are raped, cultural practices like female genital mutilation which results into adverse effects, marital rape, low participation in decision making in homes among others.
Interventions geared to improve the position of women in society and to enable them become financially independent have been employed to tackle the issue of gender discrimination with the overall aim to bring about women empowerment in communities.
ELOI Ministries has risen up with income generating activity project to empower women to sustain themselves financially and improve their standard of living to avert the current status of women in the issues that affect their lives.
The aim of this project is to provide a self-sustainable source of income so as to meet the basic needs of life for instance food, clothing, shelter among others.
- To provide a self-sustainable source of income
- To improve on their standards of living.
- To impart life sustaining skills so as to empower women
- Training workshops to impart skills to the women in order to sustain their lives.
- Holding trade fare exhibition to display their products to capture the market.
- Linkage to relevant partners.
- Holding mentorship workshops.
- IFinancial sustainability.
Women are required to set up income generating businesses to acquire financial sustainability in return this helps them acquire assets like food, clothing, education among others.
- Acquisition of assets like land, construction of permanent structures, payment of school fees for their children hence restoration of a woman’s position in society
- Increased participation in politics and leadership in the community
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
- Baseline surveys are made every after 6 months to find out how many have sustainable businesses
- Field visits
- Data collection methodologies such as questionnaires, interviews, Participatory Rural Appraisal.