A year ago, Fazira Baluka was enrolled in our women empowerment where she was able to access both business-and-financial literacy skills. The skills gave her an opportunity to learn about the basics of business and finance. After the completion of the skilling program, Fazira was awarded startup capital that she used to launch her broom-weaving business.
Working in her business for a period of one year, Fazira was able to register positive growth and transformation in her business, increase in income, and capacity for her to feed her 5 grandchildren. Thanks to the generosity of our kind donors and a special thanks to Jesse who particularly committed resources to empower Fazira out of poverty.
To date, Fazira has been able to transform and upgrade her business from broom weaving to now smoking and selling fish as she shares;
“My dream was to build a small business, a business that would see me provide for my grandchildren. However, poverty and lack of skills made it impossible for me to get started. Today I’m grateful for the kindness and love of Jesse and his family for making it possible for me to shine. Through Jesse’s support, I was able to start up broom making business and after like 1 year, I have used the profits earned to startup Fish Smoking Business.”
A big shout out to our amazing supporters who make it possible for SustainMe to empower, transform and give hope every day to the most vulnerable women and families in Uganda.