We are a community based non-profit organisation economically empowering impoverished women, youth, and children through education, evangelical/ pastoral work and social business enterprises like poultry and solar lantern microfinance projects , providing care for orphaned and children in need in rural uganda.
Foundation- Our work is driven by what we believe to be best for our communities and their goal of fighting poverty and living better lives. As a disciplined, revenue-generating nonprofit organization, we remain accountable, focused and motivated to achieve our community needs.
Volunteers- Our volunteers drive our success as a company. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse group of dedicated volunteers representing the best talent available. Uganda SPACE work to ensure these volunteers feel valued and supported, and that they have opportunities to develop and grow.
Work- Uganda SPACE do what it takes to achieve results. We are purposeful in providing high-quality, responsive and innovative services. We endeavor to work in close collaboration with our communities to develop models that challenge the status quo and raise expectations for what is possible in the effort to increase community achievement.
Culture- We believe in a healthy, productive work environment. We strive for a trusting, supportive culture that emphasizes collaborations and flexibility amongst all community members. The communities push themselves to higher levels of performance, they celebrate their successes, and learn from their failures.
Our Village Banking Scheme
We solve the problems of poverty in rural communities of Uganda through education, use of entrepreneurial approaches, training, and provision of seed capital for income-generating small businesses. We use a grassroots model of economic development. We partner with established groups of women in rural uganda and provide them with small loans and business skill trainings. Seed capital loans of a range of $150 to $ 350 go to trained groups with approved loan applications. We fund the following village businesses:
1. Solarlantern, ecostove building and sales
2.Crop production (beans, cassava, tomatoes, sweet potatoes)
3.Animal husbandry (chickens, pigs)
4. Skilled service and construction (Art and craft, pottery, tailoring, carpentry)
5. Retail business ( kiosks, restaurants and cafes, household goods)
Our Business Training covers:
1. Solar lantern and ecostove manufacturing skills
2. Marketing skills
3. Book and record keeping
4. Confidence building
Our business training helps new entrepreneurs gain confidence, overcome the typical challenges of a new venture, understand local market opportunities, become self-sufficient and grow their businesses.
Our projects include:
1. Solar lantern and Ecostove microfinance project
2. Poultry and Piggery microfinance project
3. Explore Uganda tourist and accomodation project
We provide affordable community tourist services;hotel reseravations tourist destination to interesting places in, gorilla tracking and accomodation to travellers and visitors to Uganda.
4. Education for orphans
We have over over 150 orphans in need of food, accomodation, medical care, educational materials like books, pens etc.
5. Orphanage home and school
We have over 150 orphans in need of food, accomodation, education, love and support from care takers. You can help us to feed a child, educate a child, parent a child!!!
6. Pastorial and Evangelism community project :
Over 500 impoverished women, youth and children have shown interest in the program. We are seeking partners to help us in implementing this program. Many of the women in this community need spiritual counselling, hope as they have lost their husbands as a result of HIV. Many are the caretakers of their families.
Currently, we are interested in expanding our evangelical/pastoral program in our rural communities mainly for the impoverished women, youth and children. We have over 500 women, youth and children in our organisation who have shown positive interest in the program.We are interested in partnerning with individuals , groups, established ministries, churches to help us in establishing our program by helping us in staff empowerment, fundraising for resources to build a church, caring for our orphans, adapting our parentless children, obtaining bibles and establishing an economic project for the impoverished women and the children.
7. Water Sanitation and Health awareness program
Uganda has a problem with access to water and the quality of its water. Uganda's water resources are unevenly distributed across the country and among different sectors of the population. For most families in rural communities, collecting water places a huge time and nutritional burden in women and children. As the government strives to supply safe water to the fast growing population, there is another problem of quality caused by pollution around towns and soil erosion as a result of poor methods of farming.
Uganda SPACE has developed a holistic water and sanitation program in which we aim to have water with in 1.5km of every home and not more than 300 people to use each source.We have also implemented the use of rainwater harvesting technologies in saving water for use during the drought season. The program also entails the educating of the communities about the care for water catchments, wise use of water resources and benefits of improving water access and quality in relation to health and poverty reduction.
We are seeking project partners, donors and advisors in starting our pilot project in Kyamuyimbwa village in Masaka district. In this village, scarcity of water affects the lives of women and children. Many women spend hours every day walking to a water source and then standing in a line. Children especially girls, are also tasked with fetching water. Women have less time for productive activities like cultivation, poultry and piggery rearing, attending to their children, and making of crafts. Older children need time for school and home work.
Uganda SPACE believes that availability of water leads to the drastic reduction of health problems such as dysentery and diarrhoea and will allow the women to carry out the sustainable agricultural projects like poultry very well.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Dear our beloved supporter, friend , brother and sister. We would like to express our gratitude for the interest you have expressed in our projects.
We have a number of projects that need your support like paying school fees for our over 150 orphans, The children of Uganda SPACE Organisation have the same needs as children anywhere in the world but with no mum or a dad to provide for them.
They need clothes, food, books, toiletries and so forth. Their home needs to be maintained, staff paid and may be that small gift at Christmas. We provide a holistic and rounded approach to the education of the children in its care, covering: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary education; Vocational training.
You can also offer small loans to the impoverished women in form of capital to start economic empowerment projects, donating computers, books, digital cameras to our organisation,
Volunteering with us, Supporting us financially to start our Evangelism community projects and building homes for our orphans.
You can support our tourist project since the money we save in that project is used to empower womens' projects and take care of the underserved children.
Please take a look around our blog, and if you would still like to know more, or get involved, you are very welcome to contact us.