Lilian Nakigozi, Founder of Women Smiles Uganda (WSU) launched a fundraising campaign that supports poor households in Uganda. Women Smiles Uganda, builds adaptable climate-resilient vertical farming systems combined with training. Besides that, the organization empowers women to develop self-sustaining agriculture practices to enhance food security, nutrition and incomes for informal urban settlements.
Lilian requests, "Join us in our mission to end poverty and increase access to nutritious food for women and children in underprivileged communities through our vertical farming solution. With your help, we can make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most."
Training women in vertical farming
Besides building vertical farming systems, WSU also provides nutritional education, environmentally sensitive practices, and income-generating skills to women.
The organization aims to raise $100,000, which represents two years' operating budget, to free ourselves from fundraising and be able to focus on the expansion of our organization to the Eastern and Northern regions of Uganda, and later to East Africa.
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Educate across borders
Thus far, WSU has trained 15,000 people in sustainable vertical farming. These sessions utilized small spaces to grow crops to feed their families and increased incomes by 60% monthly. Yet, it doesn't stop there. WSU is aiming at empowering another 10,000 people in the next two years.
"We would like to expand our operations and scale our impact across the African continent starting with East African countries Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan," Lilian adds.
How to support?
Every single dollar counts: with $25, a family of 3 children will be empowered with skills and input to save themselves from hunger and poverty. Yet, with $50 you will secure food for two households for an average of 6 people. With $100, four families will be supported with training and input. Last but now least, with $1000, 40 families will be supported and empowered to increase income and food products with our solution.
For more information:
Lilian Nakigozi, Founder
Women Smiles Uganda
+256 706 303 171