Akampa Rita from Kabonera sub-county Masaka district is one of our beneficiaries of the “Girls Take Lead (GTL) pilot project”.
After being trained by PEDN in Financial literacy aspects and Enterprise set up, she developed an idea of making baskets using locally available materials. She sells her products to community members around Kabonera and saves the proceeds in the GTL saving club. Part of the income generated is also being used to support her family and also buy her personal needs. She shares that with this enterprise, she won’t need to beg money and gifts from men as she’s able to get all the needs through her own effort.
Rita is one of the 500 Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in 5 sub counties in Masaka district being supported by the project with knowledge and vocational skills to be able to challenge situations that expose them to sleeping with men for gifts/money (also called transactional sex), which exposes them to the danger of catching HIV AIDS.
The project is implemented by PEDN and supported by Aidsfonds