Kidcare is wanting to provide a way for very poor people to improve their economic conditions by helping them to help themselves. This project can be found in the Kibbeto village of Wankole a sub county of Kamuli District in Uganda and the Namwendua village of Butagaya, sub county of Jinja District in Uganda.
The Kidcare Economic Empowerment Program – KEEP is a community-led development agenda with support from Kidcare International aimed at improving the lives of hardworking people in selected impoverished villages. Two village communities – Namwendwa and Kibbeto – have successfully chosen 28 villagers and encouraged them to commence business projects of their own choosing. This project was started in October 2016 and continues today with the support of training and supported given by Kidcare staff to these villagers in their start up businesses.
The outworking of KEEP is through giving very poor villagers financial aid to start engaging in businesses or other economic projects to improve their financial standing.
The implementation of this program involved a community co-operative. By putting people in a group, Kidcare create a formula for success based on;
- Teamwork and Team support
- Collective Responsibility
- Member Motivation
- A Meeting and Saving Culture
- Ease of training
The success stories consists of 42 entrepreneurs who have established their businesses in the last two years through Kidcare international. Businesses include:-
George Muguwere who is buying and selling coffee, maize and other cereals. He also operates his own barbers shop
Rose a widow who has eleven children and now runs a small shop and a chicken business
Monica now sells groceries, fish and has a pig which will be used for business
Scovia sells second hand clothes
Babirye cooks food and sells and also is rearing pigs commercially.
Farming for rice, coffee, fruit, vegetables and corn
Each person is also able to bring back 20% of their profit back into the common kitty to help another member of their community get the finance they need to start up their business.
You can give to this Kidcare project today through our link to the PayPal Giving Fund for our charity