Women's Rights Advocate Small Business Mentor for Women Jinja, Uganda SustainME
Work with the women running small businesses. You will be required support the women with business skills and tools.
Women Rights & Gender Based Violence Researcher Jinja, Uganda SustainME
Carry out research on Women's Rights and Gender Based Violence and how this affects the efforts of women to fight poverty and participation in development.
Women's Rights Advocate Jinja, Uganda SustainME
As the Women's Rights Advocate you will be required support victims of domestic violence, sensitize and train women on issues of Women's Rights and Gender Based Violence.
Maternal Health Researcher Jinja, Uganda SustainME
Your will be required to document, report and present, compile and analyze information and data about maternal health situation in the community
Community Health Worker Jinja, Uganda SustainME
Work with community especially women, children and families to provide healthcare.

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Project Details

SustainME empowers vulnerable women and families to fight poverty.

Who We are

SustainME is a non profit organization working with vulnerable women and families in Uganda. We do impact women and families through microfinance, economic empowerment, healthcare and women's right.

Vision

We strive for a world where every woman is empowered

Mission:

Transforming lives of vulnerable women and their families through inclusive finance and skills, healthcare and empowerment.

What we do

  1. Microfinance; Microfinance empowers empowers poor women in under-served communities to access collateral free small startup  loans and seed grants   Our microfinance model with the women is simple, friendly and sustainable. It consistently proves to increase household incomes, social capital and lead to sustainable livelihoods
  2. Economic Empowerment; SustainME focuses on economic strengthening of the women and families through skills and creation of sustainable livelihoods/small businesses. Our economic empowerment program enhances business-and-vocational skills training and mentorship. 
  3. Healthcare; We believe that good heath is essential for the survival and development of  women, children and their families. A health family is able to escape the cycle of poverty. Our focus is on providing quality medical care, training and research.
  4. Women's Rights and Gender Based Violence; Our Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence interventions aim to creating awareness and strengthen social safety nets protecting vulnerable women from physical abuse, sexual abuse and all forms of forms of violence against women that are harmful to wellbeing of women.

Where we work

SustainME reaches out to women and families in Uganda, located in the heart of Africa.

Uganda is a landlocked country, located in East-Africa. The land is mostly a plateau, with a rim of mountains and the tropical climate creating luxurious forests. Uganda is known to be the "Pearl of Africa" due to its Flora and Fauna, and numerous water sources. 

Uganda is a stable country with good security. It is a safe country to live with a number of tourist attractions. Uganda is blessed with numerous National parks, Rivers, Forests and a cool climate.

People in Uganda are welcoming and friendly. The country is blessed with over 30 tribes meaning that over 30 languages are spoken in Uganda, Our official language is English.

Uganda has a number of foods that are eaten which include Mistook (Banana), Posho, Beans, Cassava, Potatoes, Rice, Millet, Maize, Yams. However, the stable food is Matooke, Posho and Beans. 

History

Growing up in a community where women and children were more vulnerable and affected by poverty, Samuel Wanyagira was inspired to start SustainME  to empower the vulnerable women and children to  break the cycle of poverty.

In 2010, SustainME was founded. Samuel started providing business skills and giving out collateral free loans using his personal savings to the women with a goal of empowering them to provide food for their children, education and medical care and improve on their household incomes.

With $133, Samuel was able to provide the first small loans to a group of 5 women with each receiving an average loan of $22.6 which they used to start up small businesses. With an amazing impact on the women and their families, Samuel was impressed and believed that business skills combined with small loans can be used as a sustainable tool to empower vulnerable women, children and their families out of poverty.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate volunteers who love to share their time and experience with the women and families.

We are looking for someone willing to cause a positive impact in the lives of women and families.

Why choose us?

SustainME employees a holistic and sustainable approach towards empowering women and families out of poverty. We believe that to achieve global development, women and families must be involved at all grassroots level.

Choosing to work with us will give you an opportunity to contribute to the lives of the children who are the future generation while at the same time empower the vulnerable women who massively support to the survival and growth of the children. 

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NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2010
Contact Person
Samuel Wanyagira
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

SustainME is addressing the issue of poverty among the vulnerable women and children. Once the poor women receive small loans and seed grants, skills, healthcare and economic empowerment, they are able to start up small businesses and earn a profit. They use the profits earned to increase on their household incomes, provide food for their children, pay school fees for their children and improve on their health. 

The most painful thing to a woman is when the mother or grandmother is not able to feed her children, it is more fulfilling to us when we empower a poor woman and she is able to feed her family.

Our Impact has been felt among the vulnerable women, children and families we have worked with so far. Over 2500 women have access business training through women empowerment, 800 women have had access to the small loans and able to establish small businesses, 200 women have had access to women rights sessions and 400 women have attended Health talks.


Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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