Kabale — Uganda
Beekeeping for the women of Lake Bunyonyi
Developing skills for a better livelihood
Area — Women's empowerment
Beneficiaries — 250 women
The goal of the project is to enable women to diversify their income, become more autonomous and develop skills. The project is to equip 30 women with beehives and train them in beekeeping (250 beneficiaries including men and children).The material for the production of honey and wax will also be purchased. Finally, various workshops on nutrition, medicinal plants, and sustainable agriculture, reaching more than 2,000 people, will be given in order to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a healthy community in harmony with its environment. “In the context of this difficult year and with an uncertain social and economic landscape ahead, these training programs will enable women to gain essential skills for financial security, improve opportunities and build healthier, more resilient communities.” Sheila Windridge
Partnership Give a Hand and Edirisa UK
One of Edirisa UK’s many projects focuses on supporting women’s groups in communities of the Kabale district. Give a Hand partnered with Edirisa UK in 2012 and since then has continued to support a variety of different projects that have had an important impact on the communities they support. The most recent Give a Hand project has been funding more training workshops that covered business skills, sewing, hairdressing, knitting, traditional basketry, beadwork and weaving. These skills development initiatives offer long term and sustainable income opportunities for the women.
Sustainable development is at the heart of Edirisa’s actions. Since 2005, we have grown to encompass diverse community development initiatives spanning education, clean water, health care and ethnic crafts.
Sheila Windridge founded Edirisa UK in 2005 with a desire to help the community around Lake Bunyonyi. Since then they have been delivering life-changing projects and grown to encompass diverse community development initiatives spanning education, clean water, health care and ethnic crafts. A key focus is sustainability and income generation.