In the month of April, the National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU) planned for and conducted a follow up session with 20 out of the 26 women’s groups it supports in Luwero district, under the Economic Justice for women and Environmental Sustainability training. This follow up was based on a training which was conducted between August and December 2015 on farming practices. This follow up was conducted in 10 Sub-counties like Kamira, Kikyusa, Butuntumula, Zirobwe, KatiKamu, Luwero sub county, Bamunanika and Wobulenzi from 11th April to 22nd April 2016. The training is meant to provide employment for women in rural areas, to create sustainable income-generating opportunities at low cost for producing improved nutritional products at their residence in a cooperative production for collective marketing.
“Mr. Ssenyondo Yusuf from Nalwana Development Association thanks NAWOU for the interventions in farming as a business that have seen the group increase their yields in the Matooke farms on 13th April 2016. Photo Credit: David Okubal”
“Nalongo Suudat Hadijah, a member from the Bombo Women Living with AIDS (BWOLA) group during the follow up visit on 22nd April 2016. Through NAWOU, BWOLA members were trained to add value to fruits using solar drying technology. The group now sells dried pineapples, sweet bananas and mangoes to the surrounding community and uses the extra income to boost their enterprises. Photo Credit: David Okubal”
“Women from Katuuka Women’s group in Katikamu sub county listening to the brief introduction of the follow up exercise.”
“Ruth Nakijjo, the Chairperson of Twekulakulanye Bugabo group explains the process of making charcoal briquettes to Susan Kanobe the Project Assistant of NAWOU on 19th April 2016. Photo Credit: David Okubal.”
“Ruth and her executive team from Twelulakulanye Bugabo group on 19th April 2016, stand outside of the group’s current chicken house which they said was to be replaced soon with a bigger improved house thanks to the knowledge they have now on chicken rearing from the NAWOU training. Photo Credit: David Okubal”
“The team stand in front of the bricks that have been prepared for the proposed chicken house on 19th April 2016. Photo Credit: David Okubal”