Gainful Employability Functional Literacy and Value Addition as Tools for Economic Empowerment and Effective Participation of Rural Women (2011-2015)
CEEWA-Uganda received support from the Global Fund for Women to support rural women to acquire functional literacy (FAL) and adopt value addition as a tool for their economic empowerment and effective participation in rural economic development. The initiative targeted 4 women farmers groups; Kangulumira Women Entrepreneurs Development Association, Mukunganya Women’s group in Kayunga district and Living Hope women’s group, plus Stefano’s Group in Buikwe district and undertake during period 2011-2015.
CEEWA-U conducted a gender-disaggregated baseline survey to determine the main economic engagements and existing business development services in the communities. The findings informed the design and delivery of activities which included : (i) training to complement the government-funded FAL to ensure effective use of the literacy in entrepreneurship ; (ii) training of women groups, that constituted 53 females, 7 males, to equip them with business planning and management skills, and (iii) launching the networking mechanisms to promote value addition among the women groups. The achievements, challenges, and lesson learnt are captured in the publication.
CEEWA-Uganda received a grant from Global Fund for Women and this project was phase 2/continuation of phase 1 “empowering rural women farmers for improved livelihood” project which was also funded by GFW in 2011-2012.