Kabale women in development KWID formerly known as Kyabuhangwa women in development is a nonprofit vulnerable person’s organization operating in Kabale district with its office located in Kyabuhangwa parish Kamwezi sub county, Rukiga county in Kabale district; And a coordination office located in Kabale town at plot 110 Kabale-Mbarara road This organization was established in 1996 to enhance social, economic development to empower its members and beneficiaries to exercise their rights and spur development.
This social contract provides a coherent frame work within which poverty, ill health, unemployment, illiteracy, poor leadership, oppression, harassment, neglect, abuse, Gender Based violence, environmental degradation, hunger, and disunity can be effectively addressed
KWID is working in partnership with Click Rukiga, PACE and other rights organization to empower vulnerable persons in Kabale to understand and claim their rights, as well as accessing services.

Message from KWID Chairperson

We thank God for reaching this year 2015 and are grateful for your assistance. I am happy to have been the chairperson of KWID for another year. During the financial year, KWID opened a new bank account and separated the members’ savings from the Management and Administration funds account. Members accessed loans and have managed to meet household financial needs and pay back though some have not completely recovered.
We were honored by a visit of a team of eleven members from Click Rukiga. The visit boost the morale of KWID members and beneficiaries through rewarding best performers using the gifts we received.
Click Rukiga supported us with funds to start income generating projects to boost our finance base though they were affected by the long drought. We hope for a favorable season to improve.
Through our link with Click Rukiga, Ian and Pam supported us with a laptop which is helping us a lot. We are grateful for the support.
I am grateful for KWID staff for tiressly implementing activities amidst challenges.
I am appealing to members, beneficiaries and stakeholders not to compare us with World Vision an organization that was able to facilitate them whenever they participated in program activities but to pray for us and support KWID to reach the stage of raising program funds.
I am grateful to our partners and supporters and request for continued support.
Ahimbisibwe Margaret
KWID Chairperson
Foreword by KWID Executive Director

2014 was a great year for KWID. We received visitors from Click Rukiga who inspired us to work very hard by giving us gifts which we used to reward best performers. During the financial year, KWID continued with its work of empowering vulnerable persons to overcome life challenges. This narrative report January to December 2014 provides an overview of the achievements made by KWID.
KWID focused on giving out loans to members to improve household incomes and be able to access basic needs, maintaining partnerships through exchanging newsletters and activity reports, establishing strategic partnerships and writing proposals to be able to sustain its activities
KWID was equipped with a laptop by our friends Ian and Pam now able to store information, and ably use CDs in training manuals to reach out to beneficiaries with information.
KWID increased on its engagements through participating in advocacy agendas organized by like-minded civil society organizations.
I am grateful for the branch executive committees for implementing the savings and credit scheme and income generating activities.
I appreciate the sustained partnership with World Vision Kabale Cluster through which we received hands-on support in concept note development and proposal writing.
I am grateful for Click Rukiga, PACE, Ian and Pam, Carol and Gerald for the financial support.
VISION

“A developed society free of social injustices”

MISSION

“Empowering women and other vulnerable persons to address hindrances to their advancement through advocacy, networking and capacity building”

KWID operates in the four sub-counties of Rukiga County in Kabale district.
External Operating Context
• Increased activism: Existence of like minded civil society organizations like World Vision, FOWODE, CSBAG, White Ribbon Alliance and District networks improved KWID capacity by involving KWID staff and members in Local and National advocacy Agendas. KWID executive Director presented the farmers’ petition to the speaker of parliament presented the Kyogo Bridge petition to the speaker of Kabale District Local government and represented community views regarding regressive taxes on the poor people to Action Aid.
• Existence of international, National and Local Development partners: KWID worked with International, National and local NGOs and CBOs at grass root levels. All this gave opportunity women and vulnerable persons to increase their participation in decision making processes.
• Poor communication channels: All KWID beneficiaries are located in rural communities which have poor or no network for mobile phones and Internet. This makes mobilization very hard and costly. In some cases, we fail to hit targets in time because we spend a lot of time looking for beneficiaries. In other cases we receive information late when we spend days in the community to first accomplish some activities.
• Lack of certain facilities in the community: Our field office is located in a place where there is no electricity. Much as we installed solar, it cannot do some hard work like repairing our play materials when they break down.
Internal operating context
• Acquiring equipment: During the financial year, KWID received financial support from Ian and Pam and purchased a laptop. The laptop has enabled KWID to store KWID information. It has also been instrumental in helping us to use training manuals that have CDs. This has integrated ICT into our skills trainings to enable us move with the 21rst century trends. Most of the training manuals like Boost English which have a game after answering a question attract attention of children and as they have fun, they are learning SUBPLY
• Employing more staff: During the financial year, KWID employed an energetic young graduate to open and operate a blog, and work as a resource mobilization assistant bearing in mind that most of our financial support is coming to an end at the end of 2015. The purpose of the blog is to publicize KWID after failing to access our website, while fundraising is essential to boost our financial base. He has written and submitted eight proposals, 4 concept notes and we hope for the best.
• Establishing strategic partnerships: During the financial year, we started on a process of establishing a partnership with Alongside Africa. This is an organization extending financial services to women groups and supporting organizations working with street children. Three site visits were made, discussions held and we have already submitted proposals we feel we can implement with them. We hope for a positive response; Our Patron in UK Mike Whitlam linked us with Living earth Uganda through Sarah Palmer. Two KWID staff attended their national conference and they were exposed to many business ideas. The Executive Director lobbied for a partnership which they promised that will be worked on.
• Policy development: During the financial year, KWID developed the procurement policy to ensure an open transparent and compliant procurement process; Achieve continuous improvement on all categories of expenditure through a transparent and fair procurement process; Achieve value for money in all procurement activities; To work in partnership with the private sector and other organizations to achieve value for money, quality and effective service delivery.

The following activities were implemented by KWID in the year 2014
EMPOWERING VULNERABLE PERSONS TO OVERCOME LIFE CHALLENGES
 KWID facilitated all 52 OVC life skill sessions at 2 KWID branches and all the five aspects of child growth (spiritual, mental, physical, economic, health and social habit. In partnership with Pentecostal’s assemblies of God (PAG) KWID was able to facilitate OVC in hope for kids and explorers club. The OVC completed all the two courses and they are to be given their certificate of completion.

 Furthermore KWID facilitated caregiver’s trainings. caregivers were taken through various topics which include Hygiene and sanitation ,proper feeding ,children rights, children protection, the importance of will making, registering child birth and health seeking behaviors etc. during the training, caregivers were given chance to ask question where they have not understood and to give their views on different topics. The intention of the trainings is ensure that what the OVC have learnt from the day care centres is complemented and monitored by their caregivers.
 KWID also implemented backyard garden at KWID Kyogo branch. Backyard gardens were made at all members and KWID OVC households at Kyogo branch. The seedbeds were made in one place and later shared the seedlings as they were taking them to their gardens near compounds.
The type of seeds and seedlings included spinach, carrots, dodo, and beetroot among others .The intention of backyard garden is to reduce the problem of malnutrition among the OVC in kyogo parish.

Facilitating OVC clubs: During the financial year, KWID facilitated four OVC clubs, the readers club, writers club, the fellowship club and the MDD club. The listeners club was not facilitated because KWID office is located in an area where our local FM radios are not accessed.

KWID conducted reading competition among the OVC. The OVC actively participated in the competition and the first three winners received prizes. The first won a school bag, the second and the third won the dozen and half dozen of exercise books respectively. This was aimed at promoting reading culture among the KWID OVC.

 KWID OVC participated in cerebration of the day of African child. KWID OVC participated in the number of activities included singing, dancing matching around Bubaare town council and KWID got a certificate of participation. The intention of the participation is to enable children interact with other children from other areas, learn new things as well as exploring.

 KWID celebrated Christmas with OVC at Kyabuhangwa main branch. A number of activities were done which included assembling of airplane, putting the stickers on the sticker sheet, and sport activities like foot and hand ball, playing the galloping goose among others.

 KWID OVC cerebrated the birthday of their friend ABIUS who is sponsored by Carol and Gerald our supporters which was held at Kyabuhangwa main office. KWID OVC and they sung for him as well as cutting of the birthday cake

STRNGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS

 KWID received visitors from Ickenham in the united kingdom U.K. The visitors had come to foster our social connections. They included among others Liz, Wendy, Jo, Glyn, Diana, Shirley, Mark, Naijla, Alan and Liz. They visited kyogo branch, Kashekye and later to kyabuhangwa main branch where a number of activities took place. They gave gifts to KWID

ESTABLISHING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
 KWID received visitors from alongside Africa. The visitors had come to find ways and means of partnering with KWID to reduce the problem of street children in the streets of Kabale. The proposals were made, sent were and KWID is waiting for their response.

 36 monthly branch meetings 12 per branch were facilitated in the three branches of Kyabuhangwa, Kyogo and Kyerero. They were aimed at building the capacity of KWID members to enable them effectively implement branch activities.
During branch meetings, a number of issues were raised. Issues among others were to start up income generating activities, like Irish potato growing, onion growing , increase on the number of piglets to rear, improve on the diet of OVC and their Caregivers, starting up the revolving fund to sustain their branches among others

Photo 1, Executive Director rewarding the OVC who had never missed attending life skill sessions, during a branch meeting. Photo 2was taken during Kyabuhangwa branch annual review meeting
4 care givers meetings were facilitated to encourage community discussion to identify factors that negatively affect child well being and collectively come up with actions to address them.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
 KWID has implemented two income generating activities;
a) Irish potato growing in Kyerero. The branch members planted, cared for 160 Kilograms of Irish potato seeds. We hoped to harvest more than 15 sacks but we only harvested 6. The yield was affected by a long drought

b) Onion growing was implemented by Kyabuhangwa branch. The onions have already been harvested and some income was generated from the project though the yield was affected by the prolonged sunshine

Photo 1 is for Irish potato harvesting. Photo 2 is Irish potato spraying and photo 3 is onion harvesting

 During the year 2014 KWID launched savings and credit scheme in the three branches of Kyabuhangwa, Kyogo and Kyerero. Most of the KWID members borrowed the money and are paying back very well.42 KWID members from all the branches borrowed during this financial year and by the end of December 2014 34 people had paid back. The reason for starting KWID savings and credit scheme was to enable members access credit to start up income generating activities as well as reducing the burden of women borrowing from commercial banks at higher interest rate and moreover far from villages.

Norah Tukore chairperson Kyerero branch started a poultry project
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 There is also KWID piggery project. The piggery project continued as KWID members keep on giving other members who have not yet receive the piglets. This has been one of the most successful projects because most of the members have so far received piglets. It has also started to yield some income to the organization

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• KWID was supported with a laptop by friends Ian and Pam

Children eagerly watching their Videos
• KWID staff capacity was built through support supervision visits and hands on proposal writing by PACE and World Vision staff
• KWID recruited 1 staff to make and run the blog as well as acting as fundraising assistant
• KWID staff were trained as trainers of Explorers club

• KWID also renovated OVC shelter. This is where the OVC study and read from among other activities. At least now the shelter can be used for many activities. for example it can be used as a theatre, reading room, study room etc

• Also KWID fenced the place around the office to protect the office and its playing materials like the slider and the Mary go round which children and even old people have been destroying.

NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIONS
This year KWID networked with many like minded organizations to advocate for issues affecting vulnerable persons. Through representation, we participated in health district dialogues organized by World Vision, participated in collecting signatures for the farmer’s petition and another petition to remove taxes on Kerosene, participated in celebration of the day of the African child, participated in distributing black Monday newsletter. This is an anti-corruption magazine that cites all the corruption cases in the current Government. KWID also actively participated in signing and collecting signatures for the Kyogo bridge petition

Our Executive Director, read the petition, presented it to the speaker of parliament on behalf of farmers.
During the financial year, Participated in advocating for reducing maternal death through publicizing the need to sign a petition in collaboration with White ribbon Alliance and distributing materials to expectant mothers.

RESULTS
• Through the income generating activities KWID members have got some income to meet their daily expenses at the household level.
• Also KWID savings and credit scheme members have been able to use the borrowed money to pay school fees for their children and others to start up their own small business
• The reading competition has enabled OVC to improve on their vocabulary and fluency. At least most of the OVC are now able to speak English and their performance at school have greatly improved
• The OVC have successfully completed two courses of hope for kids and Explorers club in addition to their Usual life skill sessions
• Most of the KWID members have received piglets and this is geared towards improved standard of living

Shortcomings in project implementation
 Onion and Irish potato projects did not go very well as expected because of poor weather. There was too much sun shine
 Although most of KWID members have been repaying very well in the KWID savings and credit scheme, some few members have not been paying as scheduled and this has affected the smooth running of the project
 The money for borrowing is not yet enough since every member saved only 60,000.
Some have to wait until other members have paid which delay other member’s opportunity.
 Also the piggery project did not go very well as expected because one pig could not breastfeed this led to lose of the piglets. This led to delaying the paying back and circulation, while others have not shown signs of reproducing. Also some members are not willing to pay back as per signed agreements
 Low turn up by caregivers during care givers meeting
 Some caregivers showed interest in the backyard garden but they are not utilizing it as required because during home visits, we find vegetables’ not touched on.
FACILITATING COMMUNITIES TO ADVANCE HIV PREVENTION
KWID has facilitated VHTs and peer educators to conduct BCC activities .These are aimed at educating people on how to change behaviors that could put them at risk of acquiring HIV virus. This type of communication is either one on one or a group of people. Through VHTs and peer educators KWID managed to reach 30,159 people with behavior change communication messages. The objective of the activity is to increase demand for and utilization of quality HIV/AIDS services in kashambya and Rwamucucu sub counties in Kabale district
KWID has facilitated health workers, peer educators and VHTs to carry out HIV counseling and testing (HCT) in the areas of Rwamucucu and Kashambya sub counties and this has increased HIV awareness in the two sub counties. During the year 2014 KWID carried out 65 outreaches and out of 8171 people, who tested, 3326 were males and 4845 were female.

Also KWID in the year 2014 facilitated two peer educators orientation on HIV combination prevention strategy conducted at Rwamucucu sub county hall. The objective of the orientation is to increase demand for and utilization of quality HIV/AIDS services. The topics covered among others include condom use, HCT, effective referral, the relationship between HIV and gender based violence.
KWID conducted four quarterly review meetings with VHTs in the year 2014. 30, 24, 26 and 38 VHTs from Kitanga, Kitojo, Rutengye and Kitunga participated respectively. These meetings are usually conducted to review the achievements, challenges and to collectively find the solution for the identified challenges

KWID also conducted two dialogue sessions for civic, religious and self help group leaders. The objective of the dialogue is to increase awareness on the underlying social cultural gender based and other structural drivers of HIV epidemic and to create a sustainable environment in Rwamucucu and kashambya sub counties. Many issues during the dialogue are discussed for example alcohol and drug abuse, wife inheritance, rape and defilement, gender based violence among other issues.
In partnership with DHO’s office KWID facilitated safe male circumcision and 175 people received the service.
Also KWID through VHTs and peer educators distributed 158,143 male condoms and 848 female condoms in the two sub counties of Kashambya and Rwamucucu in the year 2014. The reason of the distribution is to prevent the further spread of the HIV among the people of kashambya and Rwamucucu sub counties.
KWID also facilitated an emergency review meeting between VHTs, peer educators and LC111 leaders of both Rwamucucu and Kashambya sub counties. The meeting was to review the progress identify the challenges and collectively find solution. Therefore the reason for inviting local leaders was to share the responsibilities in solving the raised challenges since they also have the role to play.
RESULTS
 During the year 2014 KWID facilitated health workers and VHTs to conduct HCT. A total of 8171 adults tested 3326 males and 4845 females
 Also KWID through VHTs and peer educators managed to reach 30159 people with BCC messages
 188,143 and 848 male and female condoms were distributed by VHTs and peer educators in the two sub counties of Kashambya and Rwamucucu
 22 HIV positive mothers in the group we are supporting delivered HIV negative children
CHALLENGES

 KWID members participated in monitoring public facilities with little facilitation as we had no vote for the activity. This led to low follow-up of action plans reached hence limited tracking of results.
 High expectations by beneficiaries and stakeholders. We are operating in an area where a giant organization World Vision has phased out. When we invite stakeholders, they expect lunch and transport which we do not have. This has affected our activity implementation
 Inadequate resources to reach out to all community institutions like school health clubs and management committees
 Being rural, we are affected by poor road network, poor network coverage for mobile phones and internet. These affect our performance by delaying our reporting and access to information.
 Inadequate funds to implement all planned activities and community action plans.
 Inadequate facilities (equipments) to use to implement the activities like projector, vehicle to transport actors and assist management in implementing activities.
 Inadequate space for CBO activities
 The monthly facilitation of 100,000= equivalent to 40 dollars could not motivate skilled personnel to work for the organization. We are employing staff with just a certificate (CLICK RUKIGA FUNDED PROJECT). The diploma and degree holders’ remuneration is much higher than what we have.
FUTURE PLANS TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES
• Write and sell proposals to get funds to implement planned activities
• Identify and Strengthen partnerships to access more resources and ideas to be able to implement all planned activities
• Find ways of getting more equipment like projector, recorder, and photocopier to share information with stakeholders.
• Look for partners to boost the savings and credit scheme with saving safes at branch and individual level to ensure safety of branch and member savings
• Fundraise for the secretariat to attract more skilled staff to fill positions and work for the organization
• Lobby for masks to access network for mobile phones and internet to ease on communication challenges
• To have a charity number in Europe
• To have sponsorship program
• To have a fully equipped and operational resource center
• To have a strong partnership with churches and other local leaders
• To have a building that will accommodate all KWID Office activities
• To strengthen the savings and credit scheme

KABALE WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL FINANCE REPORT FOR 2014

INCOME UGX UGX
Bal b/f 14,709,824
Grant Received from PACE 65,101,904
Grant Received from Click Rukiga 2,115,000
Grant Received from Click Rukiga 10,650,000
Membership fee 500,000
Piggery project 170,000
Intrest 387,755
Ian and Pam 699,936
TOTAL INCOME 94,334,419
EXPENDITURE
Institutional support 1,940,000
Support staff 360,000
Staff facilitation 4,200,000
Operational costs 1,395,500
Executive committee facilitation 350,000
Motorcycle mentainance 440,000
Audit fee 500,000
Networking meetings 540,000
Celebrating African child day 350,000
Purchase of Laptop 900,000
Income Generating Activities Project 829,100
Sundry expenses 136,000
Conduct BCC Activities by peer Educators 3,744,000
Mobilize and refer target groups for HIV prevention services 2,355,691
Orientation of Targeted Peer Educators on HIV Combination prevention 5,317,100
Conduct dialogue sessions for Civic and Religious leaders 2,668,900
QuarterlyReview Meetings with peer educators and VHTs 552,000
Salary for staff 13,000,578
Admin costs 1,800,000
Internet 310,000
Conduct BCC for VHTs 38,864,490
Bank charges 183,200
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 80,736,559
BALANCE b/d as at 31/12/2014 13,597,860

KABALE WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT BALANCE SHEEET
AS AT 31st DECEMBER 2014

ASSET SIDE SHS LIABILITY SIDE SHS
Fixed Asset liabilities
Loptop 900,000 Total Expenses incured 92,736,559
Furniture(Kabale office) 450,000 Accumulated fund 13,597,860
Motorcycle 4,000,000
Printer 350,000
Furniture(Kyabuhangwa Main Branch) 1,000,000
Public Address system 1,500,000
Salor system 2,400,000
Play materials 1,400,000
Total asset value before depreciation 12,000,000
LESS DEPRECIATION
Depreciation of all assets 4,343,036

Asset value after depreciation 7,656,964
CURRENT ASSET
Receivables (income) 94,334,419

TOTAL 106,334,419 TOTAL 106,334,419