Help a mum start a business and rebuild the life of her family
When you buy this gift for £85 we will send you a colourful card (with an envelope) for you to add your own message and send to your chosen friend or loved one.
Your gift will help a mum or guardian in the slums of Kampala start a business so she can regain control of her life and take better care of her children.
Sometimes life in the slums have a way of keeping you down - your parents pass away and you find yourself the sole provider for your siblings; you're struck down by illness; floods wash away your home leaving you destitute and struggling to feed your family.
This is what happened to Fatuma's family, when heavy rains caused open drains to swell. Water washed through their home, bringing down the walls narrowly missing the children as they slept.
The filthy water washed away their few possessions and contaminated everything else. They were left with nothing and nowhere to go.
The situation seemed extra heart breaking, as just a few days before, Fatuma had been excitedly telling me how their lives had started to move on since the training she received from us.
As you can see in the video below, she had taken to tailoring with a passion and had been using the machines in the office to train other women and take in some small tailoring work.
She became part of a savings and credit group and was for the first time in her life, saving money.
Her dream was to have her own sewing machine, there is great demand for tailoring services from her neighbours and students at the nearby university. She would be able to start earning decent money and build a better life for her children Winnie, Akram & Esther.
This gift will allow us to offer small loans to mums like Fatuma. Giving them a helping hand to start their business and regain control over their lives.
We'll listen to their business plan and the scale of the loan will depend on the business idea, for example, it would take just £85 for Fatuma to buy her own sewing machine and all the materials she needs to get her own tailoring business started.