“Improving Livelihoods of Rural Women through Development of Handicrafts.

Project Description

This project aims at increasing income and job opportunities for 100 destitute women in Luuka district(Uganda) by improving productivity, diversification, and products quality while establishing efficient marketing services and facilities. This will be done through establishing of several groups of women who will attain business skills and produce handcrafts to earn a living.This project is introducing an informal vocational training to 100 destitute women using local raw materials and link them to the already available market

The project will establish a crafts center where all products will be collected and sold, the crafts center will be involved in the marketing and selling of crafts in the form of Flower vessels, door mats, bedroom rugs, ceramics, beads, bungles, among others.

The project also will organize women into 5 groups comprising of 20 members per group who can save money from the sale of crafts. During the project design, CCE, potential beneficiaries of the Project were consulted in the design of the project.

Goal/Aim: To empower and build capacity of 100 destitute women by training them on how to make handcrafts using locally available raw materials and save money through village saving and loan association (VSLA)

Objectives of the project.

  1. To improve the livelihoods of 100 rural women in Luuka district by developing the handicraft industry.

  1. To increase income and job opportunities for 100 poor women in selected rural areas by improving productivity, diversification, and products quality while establishing efficient marketing services and facilities.

  2. To equip 100 destitute women with Entrepreneurship skills

Main Activities

  • Training 100 beneficiaries on craft design, production, and basic business and marketing.

  • Organising beneficiaries to form 5 groups each comprising of 20 members to form a village saving and loan association

  • Conducting surveys and research projects for marketing, product design, quality improvement, and product promotion.

Overall expected results

  1. Real income levels of direct beneficiaries increased by an average 20%

  2. Number of new jobs created and sustained at 15%

  3. poverty incidence among women and their families in the target areas reduced by 15%,

Background

 

Child Care Empowerment is community-based Organization (CBO) that focuses on supporting children from destitute families since 2010. Through partnering with families, and other Organizations, it adopted participatory approaches to design, address and meet clearly defined developmental targets leading to holistic development of children.CCE works under three thematic areas of Education, Health and Skills development.

 

In 2019 through a needs assessment that was carried out by CCE,results showed that 50% of the women  in Luuka district were living in extreme poverty and could not spend a dollar per day. Responding to the needs of the people,CCE staff, developed a project to help empower, enable, and equip poor women with the capacity and skills  to generate income in order to meet basic needs.

 

Duration.

12 months

Budgets

s/n

Items

Costs

Unit

Quantity Units

Cost per unit

Total $

  1.  

Hiring of venue for training

lumpsum

2

135

270

  1.  

Meals and refreshments  during the trainings

Lumpsum

105

1.90

200

Training Materials

Units

50

4

200

  1.  

Startup Material for beneficiaries

Units

125

4

500

  1.  

Transport to the field

Monthly

12

25

300

  1.  

Allowance for trainers

Lumpsum

12

37.91

455

  1.  

Crafts Centre (Rent for 1 year)

Lumpsum

12

25

300

  1.  

Stationary

Lumpsum

135

 

135

  1.  

Baseline and End line Survey

Units

275

 

275

  1.  

Contribution by applicant (Labour)

 

 

 

600

 

Total

 

 

 

3235

 

Is there a possibility for providing information about the progress of the project?

Yes this will be achieved through a summarized format below

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

The monitoring and evaluation plan for this program will focus on using indicators to measure whether the outputs and outcomes have been achieved. A baseline and end line survey will be conducted both at the beginning and end of the project. Progressive reports with photographs will be availed to the donor at different levels of project implementation.

Key Performance Indicator

Reporting Mechanism

Plan and Timetable for M&E

Poverty incidence among women and their families in targeted areas reduced by 15%.

  1. Project progress and monitoring reports .

  2. Surveys and impact assessment

  1. Quarterly.

  2. Baseline during the first 6 months, and annual impact assessment.

Real income levels of direct beneficiaries increased by an average 20%.

  1. Project progress and monitoring reports .

  2. Surveys and impact assessment

 

i.          Quarterly.

ii.         Baseline during the first 6 months, and annual impact assessment.

Number of new jobs created and sustained at 15%.

i. Project progress and monitoring reports .

ii.Surveys and impact assessment

i.          Quarterly.

ii.         Baseline during the first 6 months, and annual impact assessment.

 

Contact Person:

Joel Kizza

Executive Director

Child Care Empoerment

+256 772 097 432

+256 704 596 771

Email:joel@gmail.com