The goal of the Mirembe program is to empower women in Uganda who are living in poverty and lack the oppurtunities for economic growth. As a result of a series of obstacles and drawbacks sequel to life experience and cultural behaviors, women face significant disadvantages and inequality compared to men in the society of Uganda. Women lack opportunities to fully succeed and gain sufficient livelihood and employment opportunities. This roots from lacking formal education, abuse, early pregnancy and marriage, higher risk of HIV than men, limited life skills, unequal job opportunities and income.
We focus on six SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Focusing on the goals stated above, our primary focus is on Goal 5: Gender Equality.
We facilite a 2 year Entrepreneurship Program where women are closely mentored in starting their own business, alongside working in craft making to support themselves. The women graduate the program and receive a diploma.The graduates are encouraged to return as mentors. The women will gain financial and social independence after graduating from this program.
Marginalized women in Uganda will have a stable income from an independent business or will be employed in a fair and honorable manner.
Women and families will manage new income effectively and will be free from hunger and poverty. Their children will go to school, receive adequate education and will receive a balanced nutrition and sufficient health care. Participating families will enjoy an increase in their standard of living & quality of life. Women will become leaders of change in their communities. Women will become mentors for new women joining the Mirembe program.