As thousands of desperate men, women and children flee conflicts and natural disasters in search of a place of refuge, some countries are debating whether to accept or reject asylum seekers. But Uganda has opened its doors to refugees in record numbers.
Uganda is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with over a million refugees, most of them from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Somalia. Kenya, Sudan, DRC and Ethiopia are also among the top refugee-hosting countries on the continent.
In the light of all this, Kisoboka Africa is also playing its part to empower Girls in Nakivale Refugee Settlement. The Goal is to help them start their own income generating projects so that they can support themselves and their families to thrive despite their refugee status.
The first Business Training in 2021
This Program Started in 2021 with a pilot business skills training of the 10 young women, at the invitation of a non profit called Choose Yourself. These young women where taken through a 6 month business training with the curriculum from the Street Business School. All the trained young women have been able to start their own income generating projects.
Because of the Success of the first pilot, the program has been expanded to benefit more young women and in 2022 and over 30 young women are going through the program, thanks to the support of our different partners.