Kisoboka Africa has equipped over 700 community members especially women with business skills, organized them into savings and lending groups based in school to access finances and start income generating activities. As a result, over 1500 children in Lwengo and Lyantonde districts have either been enrolled or retained in school because parents can finance their education. These parents have managed to save more than $ 26,000 and many have borrowed to start over 40 businesses including water harvesting for sale, agricultural projects, value addition for agricultural products, art and craft, retail shops, boda-boda, among others in addition to improved standards of living.
All children of our members have registered 100% school retention and 90% daily attendance rates. The organization has contributed to improving parental engagement in education, through weekly parental teacher interactions during the meetings.
Kisoboka Africa has supported students in Young Savers clubs to start school gardens that help in catering for their lunch at school for better learning outcomes. We have worked with over 200 children that have set up 2 school gardens a school canteen and sweater knitting. Through Young Savers Clubs, the Children have been able to save more than $ 2617.
Children now have more interest in education since they are equipped with extra skills and own projects at school. We plan to scale the program to 2 districts to impact 1000 youth especially women equipping them with business skills and enabling them have access to capital for their businesses. Our members are equipped with business skills to operate and run profitable enterprises, become prosperous and all able to educate their children. We desire to see poverty eliminated and entire communities thriving and prosperous, with their children well educated and productive.
Children now have more interest in education since they are equipped with extra skills and own projects at school. The organization is in talks with local government leaders Ministry of education in Uganda to adopt our model to reach out to all government schools in rural areas.
All our members are equipped with business skills to operate and run profitable enterprises.