Women’s Skills Centers

The Bwindi Community Women’s Skills Center was set up to support women struggling with poverty, HIV and domestic violence.

Over 60 women are currently engaged in the scheme in more than 10 different types of business initiative, from weaving craft basket, trays and costumes, selling of second hand clothes, to restaurants, to tailor-made dresses and money transfer businesses.

The women engaged in this scheme are focused on covering the basics – supplies for home and ensuring their children receive an education. But if they have the chance, they don’t stop there.  They are continuing to invest and grow their skills and ideas. They are simply an inspiration.

Rescue Africa Uganda Bwindi Community Women’s Skills Center was set up by Pastor Manase with the goal of empowering the women of Uganda with social and economic skills.

Alongside the Grants and Donors, the organization intends to start offering microfinance to budding businesswomen looking to create and build on their own entrepreneurial ideas.

Lovely Women Art to Dance the Kiga Strokes

The Kiga dance, local to Buhoma is one of the key dances of the region’s Bakiga tribe.  We welcome you to join us and learn – you even get to wear traditional dress.

The Kiga dance is a celebratory dance demonstrating happiness.  The dancing of the Bakiga tribe is known for its show of strength with stamping aplenty!  It is a huge amount of fun and great exercise all in the stunning setting of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, home to Uganda’s mountain gorillas.

Duration: 1 hour

Includes:

  • Coffee/tea break in the beautiful new site, with home made doughnuts and cinnamon bread made onsite using a local recipe (we will even share the recipe!

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Relax and weave with the women

We welcome you to work with expert members of the Nkwenda-Buhoma community to weave baskets from grass collected from the hills of Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Seated with you on the mat, the women will get you started showing you the skills needed to weave.  Once you are confident, you are then free to create your very own African souvenir, which you can then take home.

This relaxing activity gives you time to sit and interact with local Ugandan women within their own community, nestled among the misty hills of Bwindi, home to Uganda’s mountain gorillas.

DURATION:

2-3 Hours (This activity fits perfectly around your gorilla trekking plans)

INCLUDES:

  • Tea/coffee break with home-made doughnuts and cinnamon bread in the beautiful new restaurant
  • Your own hand made souvenir to take home

Proposal to Empowering women in Bwindi Community

We hope that the Rescue Africa Uganda Women’s Skills Center Credit and Savings Society, a Woman microfinance scheme will create a real life transformation among the women in the Bwindi Buhoma community.

Women who are perhaps without a job at all or employed to dig fields all day every day to earn a tiny wage will now be getting the chance to do more skilled work for better money.

Their fundamental goals will be to help cover the basic cost of living; the ability to buy food, salt, soap and clothing and critically to be able to educate their children.

Those engaging in the scheme will gain new skills, both business and social, gained from engaging with suppliers and customers and with the management team of Rescue Africa Uganda.

Ways of Supporting us

While loan interest will be charged, the scheme will be increasing in popularity and replenishing of funds will be the ongoing challenge. We will are continually look at ways to ensure the funding does not run out. Paragraph

Therefor, if you are a female empowerment and entrepreneurship advocate and passionate we would very much appreciate your support. Thanks

 

They will improve their day to day quality of life and as a result will be happier, more productive and active members of an increasingly thriving community.