BACKGROUND

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Kabale women in Development (KWID) formerly known as Kyabuhangwa Women in Development is a no-profit, non-government, vulnerable person’s organization operating in Kabale District with its offices located in Kyabuhangwa Parish Kamwezi Sub-county, Rukiga County in Kabale District and a coordination office located in south western umbrella of water and sanitation building plot 110 Mbarara road Kabale town

Kabale Women in Development was established in 1996 to enhance social, economic, cultural and political development to empower its members and beneficiaries to exercise their rights and spur development. This social contract provides a coherent frame work with in which poverty, ill health, unemployment, illiteracy, poor leadership, oppression, harassment, neglect, abuse, environmental degradation, hunger and disunity can be effectively addressed

KWID is working in partnered with World Vision, Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation and other PACE Uganda and is currently partnering with Click Rukiga, USAID RHITES-SW/EGPAF and Amref Health Africa to empower vulnerable persons in Kabale to understand and claim their rights, as well as accessing proper services.

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KWID was found in 1996 by the then Chairperson Women council II of Kyabuhangwa parish. KWID is a result of two development interventions:

  1. Establishment of women councils in Uganda
  2. World Vision operations in Rukiga

KWID believes that if women and other vulnerable persons capacity is built to participate effectively in decision making processes at all levels, then the resulting policies, laws, plans and budgets would favor and strengthen vulnerable persons empowerment in our community.

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Over 17 years, KWID has implemented community mobilization and empowerment projects aiming at building the capacity of vulnerable persons to participate in decision making processes.

KWID has equipped Orphans and Other Vulnerable children, Women, People living with HIV/AIDS, and care givers with life planning skills to enable them overcome life challenges.

 

KWID has facilitated formation of OVC structures, PHA net-works, and post- test clubs in Kamwezi and Bukinda sub-counties.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

KWID has established Day care centers in 4 parishes of Bukinda and 3 parishes of Kamwezi and so far equipped 7 offices including the main office and six branches.

KWID has monitored service delivery facilities to identify the level at which community member’s access proper services.

KWID has engaged with local communities and leaders through community, sub-county and District dialogues to improve service delivery by creating a platform for community members to hold leaders accountable.

KWID accessed funds and reached out to pediatric children in Rukiga with material support supported by Mayanja Memorial hospital Foundation

KWID sensitized Rukiga County in PMTCT and education rights in partnership with World Vision

 

KWID has implemented communities advancing HIV prevention in Kashambya and Rwamucucu sub-counties in partnership with PACE

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KWID has established and operate a savings and credit scheme to enable vulnerable person’s access credit, start and sustain income generating activities and basic needs. KWID has established a piggery project to improve beneficiaries’ household incomes

 

In the next five years, KWID will work to empower its members and beneficiaries and improve the quality of its services it renders (through organizational and institutional development), through its prioritized strategies of economic empowerment, women and girls empowerment, child well being, combating gender based violence, community empowerment, communities advancing HIV prevention and strategic partnerships . KWID is facing challenges of expansion situation, rural setting, being seen as a women organization, being viewed as a mere CBO, restricted space for women due to patriarchy which is the root cause of gender inequality(social exclusion) in Kabale and the entire Uganda. KWID will equip women and vulnerable persons with life skills to develop an alternative outlook on the world.dsci0700 This way patriarchy will be tackled from its roots.

KWID will strive to achieve its stated objectives through embracing international conventions like CEDEW, UN developments strategies like MDGs, and National programmes like NOP, NSSPI, OVC policy, Children’s act and HIV/AIDS policies. KWID will also work with international, national and local NGOs and CBOs at grass root levels. All this will be in order to increase the number of women and vulnerable persons participating in decision making thus increasing their capacity to do things for themselves.

STRATEGIC VISION “A developed society free of social injustices”

STRATEGIC MISSION “Empowered women and other vulnerable persons to address hindrances to their advancement through economic empowerment, women and girl child empowerment, child well being, combating gender based violence, community empowerment, communities advancing HIV prevention, strategic partnerships and networks”

OUR VALUES

  1. We value people We are responsive   3. We are stewards       4. Team work
  2. Self-reliance 6. Accountable 7. Transparency                       8. Love and care for OVC

STRATEGIC GOAL: A vibrant and bankable CBO for sustainable development

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  1. To economically empower vulnerable persons to enable them provide for their basic needs and be able to engage effectively in social-economic and political affairs.
  2. Increased access to service delivery in the area of girl child education and maternal health
  3. To improve the quality of children in Rukiga County.
  4. Empower community members to prevent gender based violence
  5. `To increase awareness and activism of community members to enhance their capacity to effectively engage with duty bearers for social accountability and increased responsiveness
  6. To prevent HIV transmission through community sensitization and referral
  7. Expanded space for learning and sharing information and resources with like minded institutions and persons
  8. Strengthened capacity of the organization to effectively and efficiently deliver on organizational mandate.