In the year 2006, a community of 30 women in Ndiba Village, Bukiise Sub-county, and Sironko District started a self-help group registered as a Sub-county CBO
(Community Based Organization).
In 2012, the group that held a savings account in a Commercial Bank,transformed into a Village/Community Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). This VSLA was created to inspire women to develop a savings culture and for them to be able to save and borrow at an interest rate which in turn grows the capital base of the group.
The success of the new model attracted a partnership with SEEDs, a Swiss registered NGO, to support expansion of the projects to other villages, parishes and sub-counties. The programme was later registered as a District CBO so as to expand the operations to the rest of the district.
Our strategy for organizing communities involves mobilizing and uniting rural women into Savings and Loans Associations. Upon successful group formation and running, we provide help in forming and running group-owned cooperatives. Constructive action and building alternative economic organizations for and by the poor is an integral part of movement for social change and economic transformation.
Empowering Women for community development.
Empower women through life skills development, non-formal adult education and improved incomes to transform households and communities for better livelihoods.