INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FILLED WITH BIG DREAMS
WE ARE THRILLED to present our second group of female entrepreneurs just one year after bringing on our first group of women to our program! With business dreams ranging from starting a bridal services hire shop, to a fashion house, these new dream chasers have goals worth saying YES to!
These dream chasers are women who:
- 1.Were previously living below the poverty line ($1.90 USD a day)
- 2.Are supporting on average 9 dependents
- 3.Have had little to no formal education (many are illiterate)
- 4.Have innovative, viable and exciting business ideas!
By supporting these inspiring entrepreneurs to save and work towards their business dreams, we are able to NOT ONLY pull these women’s lives above the poverty line, but change the story for a WHOLE new generation as children are in school, and jobs are created.
WHERE WE WORK AND WHY:
We work in the village of Kamuli in the Busoga region of Uganda. A recently published study declared the Busoga region as the region with the HIGHEST VULNERABLITIY TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING RISK in the whole country. It also has the HIGHEST ILLITERACY RATES AND HIGHEST POVERTY RATES in the whole country. This makes supporting vulnerable women and children in these areas a critical priority. T+G entrepreneurs have the POWERFUL ability to become agents of change in their communities to change the story and activate the economies in these regions.
We have dreams of women starting their businesses, school fees being paid, saying no to Gender Based Violence, preventing human trafficking and forever changing the poverty story in Uganda- AND WE’RE SEEING THESE DREAMS COME TRUE!
We’re hearing stories from women like Julian who has paid off her husband’s debt and has put her 12 children in school, and others like Betty who is 25 and has been widowed twice escaping conflict from South Sudan in order to protect her 5 children
Through these women, entire communities and economies can be transformed, lives can be changed, and dreams will become realities! Join us in saying yes to BIG dreams. #JOINTHETRIBE by subscribing to our email list, donating towards these dreams, or becoming a monthly partner. We can’t wait to connect with you!