In Gomba, many women rely on farming for income generation. They spend much of their time cultivating their small farms growing food and selling the surplus for income. But, this isn't always dependable due to fluctuating weather patterns and unreliable rainfall. Others have taken on loans in a local bank to start businesses but unfortunately due to the nature of the loans are often left poorer that when they started.
Comfort Harja and Godliver Businge from Uganda Women's Water Initiative started to organize and train women in their community on skills that can be used for entrepreneurship and income generation. Through a grant from Global Greengrants Fund, UWWI has been able to conduct further trainings on biosand filters construction, water filtration and treatment, and brick making. These skills have opened up further economic opportunity for them and their families and created a more sustainable livelihood.
Photos by Joel Lukhovi | Survival Media Agency