Posted: Thu, August 17, 2017 | By: Women’s Empowerment
by Jonald Yamayangye
I kindly report to you that I met kanungu women’s group at kanungu Humanist School on 16th August 2017.
I was welcomed by the school director Robert Magara. He introduced me to the women and the meeting started by the chairperson of the group.
I taught women on how microfinance works and how the funds they are yet to receive should be invested In projects that will earn them an income for a better life. I taught women how to do projects they can manage and be trustworthy so as they can get pay back of the micro loans being given to them.
I gave them an example of someone who started with one circuit of wheat floor and cooking oil using only 20,000 Ushs and she is now a supplier of chapatti in 5 schools in kanungu after 7 months.
I taught women how to sell their skills for example those who know how to make crafts like mats, beads, baskets to mention but a few, and those who don’t know can easily learn from their friends.
However the chairperson of the group talked about how girls are suffering in kanungu especially those who drop out of schools due to many challenges which includes poverty cycles in the families they grow from. Robert explained to her very well and gave her reasons why he started a Humanist school in their community. He said, he is making a proposal for this.
I allowed questions from the women and many of them were asking about how to pay back which I explained well and how much one is allowed to take which I told them from $50-$250 at a 0% interest rate.
Below are the names, projects and funds requested by the members.
|Count||Name||Project||Amount requested (Ushs)|
|1||Komugisha Gaudensia||Beans and coffee for business||500,000|
|2||Tusiime Jonah||Buying of a goat||150,000|
|3||Musanyuse Evarlyne||Buying of a goat||300,000|
|4||Tugumisirize Evas||Buying of a goat||200,000|
|5||Tumwebaze abia||Growing tomatoes||200,000|
|6||Kyomugisha scovia||Buying a goat||100,000|
|7||Muhereza resta||Buying a goat and beans for farming||200,000|
|8||Medias kwikiriza||Beans for business||300,000|
|9||Tucungwire Hilda||Beans for business||200,000|
|10||Komugisha burasidiya||Buying a goat||200,000|
|11||Kyarimpa Sylvia||Coffee business||200,000|
|12||Beinenama Claudia||Buying a goat||200,000|
|13||Ahimbisibwe honest||Buying a goat||100,000|
|14||Tumusiime evas||Coffee business||200,000|
|15||Bandaganeire jonesta||Beans for farming||200,000|
|16||Kyarimpa Yolanda||Dry foods business||300,000|
|17||Tumusiime levina||Dry foods business||200,000|
|18||Peace mwesigye||Buying a goat||100,000|
|19||Tukamuhabwa Allen||Buying a piglet||200,000|
|20||Tushemereirwe scovia||Banana business||200,000|
|21||Birungi sarah||Buying a piglet||250,000|
|22||Arinaitwe scora||Buying goats for business||400,000|
|23||Tusiime Anna||Buying a cow||300,000|
|24||Twinomujuni honest||Buying a piglet||50,000|
|25||Gonzaga Esther||Sewing business||200,000|
|26||Tumwine Agatha||Buying a piglet||100,000|
|27||Asiimwe rosemary||Buying a goat||50,000|
|28||Akampurira Winifred||Coffee business||300,000|
|29||Kyasimire monic||Beans for business||300,000|
|30||Mrs. wine kyomukama||Dry foods business||300,000|
|31||Total amount requested||6,500,000|
I ended the lesson telling women to be proud of themselves and make projects of their own for a better life.
The women were very happy and requested me to go back for other lectures.