Christian music artist, Levixone and Emmanuel Nsabaanye better known as Trinity are through their Charity organisation, 92Hands bringing together 80 Women in Kosovo for a 4-day workshop.
This event which will also see 30 others graduate under the Charity’s 6-month training program, seeks to equip women with entrepreneurial and life skills that they can translate into vibrant business ideas to help them grow out of one of the biggest slums in Kampala.
After the 4-day workshop, the Organisation revealed in a statement, the women will be grouped up according to their business needs.
Kosovo located in Lungujja harbours hundreds of mothers struggling to keep their children fed, warm, healthy and in school.
“On average, each mother has 6 children,” the Organisation said. “The slums exposes children and their mothers to harmful practices including drug and substance abuse, petty theft, part time street begging, sex trade and witchcraft.”
Levixone and Trinity say having grown up in this slum, they come to witness how their lives changed due to empowerment and they both believe that sustainable change comes with financial independence.
“Hands out don’t change a story. Its is because of this, 2 years ago that 92Hands started the ‘US4Women’ Project which seeks to train and economically empower mothers in slum communities. Women hold the key to a future free from hunger and poverty.
“By supporting our mothers; the women in the slums with access to basic literacy education, training them as business leaders, equipping them with skills to solve their daily challenges creatively, we are providing a practical and sustainable way to alleviating poverty and improving family welfare at household level,” they said.
The duo has come up with a fund raising campaign to help them achieve this dream. “We are seeking to raise $2000. $30 will sponsor a woman to attend this great program,” they said.