Spotlight: IRENE NAKACHWA

Age 30, 4 children, Arts and Crafts When you look at Irene you see a free woman. It’s in her eyes, it’s in her smile, it is in the way she carries herself and in the pride she takes in her work. Irene is no longer in captivity and neither is her voice. She has…

Spotlight: JOSEPHINE NALUBEGA

Age 46, 8 Children. Salon. Josephine doesn’t say much, but she has a strong presence. She is shy in the way that doesn’t mean she is unsure of herself, but in the way that is more comfortable as an observer. She uses this observance to excel at the skills she is learning in the hairdressing…

Spotlight: Jennifer Nabukenya

JENNIFER NABUKENYA. Age 46. 2 children. Arts & Crafts. Jennifer is usually one of the first women to show up at the center for class and is hardly ever absent. When she can’t make it, you sense the void of her contagious energy. Her voice is husky and her laugh hearty. She usually has a…

Why we work with women

There are many arguments for women’s empowerment that you can easily find on the internet. Nearly every organization from USAID to the UN and every local and international NGO in between will tell you that women are the “cornerstone to development”. Women are “untapped potential”. They contribute to 80 % of the hours of work but…