Women empowerment and development program is one of the major activities of this organization. In this activity there other sub activities carried out to fulfill the objectives of the organization of eradicating poverty
Microfinance Loans Program:
This mission is by women in Twekembe is to establish village-level loan hubs, administered by local women, to provide capital, training and support services to local and rural women in the lowest income so that they can engage in income generating activities, as well as learn how to save in Kigagga Zone-Rubaga Division-Kamplala, Uganda East-Africa.
The program help women build assets so that they can stabilize their income, raise their standard of living and reorient themselves and their families. Twekembe women small loans bring big changes to impoverished women, who use the money to build small businesses.
This was started as a problem solving venture where women were trained to solve problems of mending their dam- aged clothes due to lack of enough money to buy new ones always, but later turned into a job venture for many women who stared up tailoring businesses in various areas to help themselves earn a living. So with this we introduced more technical training and we hope to start a Vocational school.
This was also started as an activity of helping women solve a problem
of lack of soap they would use in daily life in their homes. After many women gaining experience and having surplus soap in their homes, we developed an idea of using the same soap to become an income generating venture and a job opportunity to youths by selling it to homes within the community. It was successful and now we produce in large quantities and supply companies. We hope to open up a small factory within the future to maintain and grow this business.
After many women being too broke that their hair used to look so bad and disappointing, we initiated an idea of at least everyone being able to make her own shampoo to wash her hair and look smart. This later it became an income generating venture for many women after trying to sell to friends and this worked for them.
The same applied to the candle making activity, we were trying to solve a problem of darkness within families of members by teaching them to make homemade candles but later turned into an income generating project to many families by selling them to retail and whole sale shops within business center.