We provide training for financial literacy, and set each group up with a bank account.
We check in with each group weekly to ensure they are meeting their targets and increasing their economic opportunity.
In our Women's Village Savings Group, each participant sets aside a small amount weekly to put towards the groups efforts.
We teach basket weaving, chicken rearing, beekeeping and farming to increase economic opportunity.
At the one year anniversary of each group, all group members are eligible to apply for a loan to start their own business. Funds from the group support the loan, and interest allows for the program to continue to grow.
What do we mean by
We see the economic empowerment of women as a key pillar to ending gender-based violence, creating inclusive economic growth and eradicating poverty in eastern Uganda.
Our programs strive to enable women to recognize their self-worth. We want women to utilize economic self-efficacy to gain control over their time, their bodies and to elevate their voices in their communities.
I Am Empowered
Each year our programs add to the number of women becoming changemakers in their communities. Support our efforts and materials to ensure I Am A Girl never has to say "no" to a woman seeking economic independence.