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    Donate and give a bicycle

    At a cost of: $68

    Bicycles

    in Uganda

    $68 will provide a bicycle for a woman easing transportation of fodder from small scattered gardens and providing transport for the whole family.

    Help us by donating: $68
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    Donate and give a bio sand filter

    At a cost of: $56

    Bio sand filter

    in Uganda

    $56 will provide a bio sand filter for a household of between 7-10 people, enabling them access safe drinking water with minimal or no maintenance costs.

    Help us by donating: $56
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    Donate and give a latrine

    At a cost of: $273

    Household latrine

    in Uganda

    $273 will provide a latrine to a household.

    Help us by donating: $273
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    Donate and give a Loan

    At a cost of: $100

    Small business Loan

    in Uganda

    $100 will provide a loan to a woman to start a small business and this will revolve to benefit more 2 women every year.

    Help us by donating: $100
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    Donate and give clean water

    At a cost of: $1800

    Shallow well

    in Uganda

    $1800 will provide a shallow well to a village benefiting over 800 community members.

    Help us by donating: $1,800
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    Harvesting tank

    At a cost of: $394

    Feeding the Hungry

    in Uganda

    $394 will provide a rain water harvesting tank of 8000ltrs to a household increasing their access to clean water and more time for women to engage in productive activities.

    Help us by donating: $394

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KWDT Vision, Mission and Core Values

KWDT is guided by its vision, mission and core organizational values. The vision and mission ensure that KWDT remains in alignment with the key priority areas of Economic Empowerment, WASH, Formal and Non Formal Education and Environment. The core values are an integral part of the essence of KWDT and maintaining this standard in all arenas remains important.


Statement of Purpose

The main of purpose of KWDT is empower women to engage in social economic development processes that contribute to improvement of the women’s lives.


Our strategy

Is to organize and empower women to work in groups to enhance their engagement in social economic and political development processes

Core values

Cores

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Participation

Involvement of people in solving their own problems.

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Sustainability

Ability to maintain and grow all interventions at a certain rate. .

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Gender and Cultural equality

When people of all genders and cultures have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

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Transparency

Making information about activities, plans and results available.

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Accountability

Taking responsibility for outcomes, ability to explain resource use and what has been achieved.

  • VISION

    Empowered women and youth with healthy and productive livelihoods in a sustainable environment.


  • Our Mission

    Enabling women and female youth in rural and fisher communities to effectively engage in their social, economic and political development for sustainable livelihoods.

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Katosi Women Development Trust Celebrates IYAFA 2022

Kiziru women’s group, one of the 30 groups organized under the Katosi Women Development Trust, has been engaged in fishing for over ten years. The group has 24 members of whom 15 are actively engaged in fishing at Kiziru landing site. Nezikokolima women’s group is another group under the KWDT umbrella which resides at Mbale landing site. Nezikokolima women’s group has 23 group members of whom all are engaged in fishing and fishing activities like fish processing. Kiziru and Mbale landing sites are one of the many landing sites surrounding Lake Victoria.

The women of Kiziru and Nezikokolima women’s group are avid fisher folk and have been able to provide food for their families and their communities through fish trade. With an estimate of 40 million people depending on the lake’s resources in the Lake Victoria basin, small scale fisherfolk make a substantial contribution to food security in fisher communities. Due to the nutritious nature of the fish harvested like Nile perch and silver fish, fish is an important resource to human well-being and healthy food systems especially in rural fisher communities.

The curb of illegal fisheries, a directive from the Head of State, has had an adverse effect on the supply chain as many of these communities were engaged in illegal fishing. Many have been engaged in illegal fisheries with illegal sized equipment like illegal nets and boats, which has been confiscated and destroyed by the enforcers of legal fisheries. Additionally, without participation in their main source of livelihoods, many fisherfolk can not return to fishing due to the high rates of poverty in rural fisher communities.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). IYAFA 2022 aims to highlight the role small scale fishers play to the contribution of achieving zero hunger. https://www.fao.org/artisanal-fisheries-aquaculture-2022/home/en/. This global initiative aims to uplift the voices of small scall fisher folk to support their engagement in fisheries equitably and sustainably.
With support from arche Nova, Katosi Women Development Trust has supported the women of Kiziru Women’s Group and Nezikokolima Women’s Group to acquire a legal sized boats to engage in legal fisheries as fish remains one of the main sources of livelihood in many of the landing sites. Rural fisher communities are characterized by staggering levels of poverty which necessitated a sustainable intervention. The boats will be collectively managed by the women’s groups to support their reengagement into the fisheries sector.

Note: Majority of the group members within groups from fishing communities all engage directly in fishing of any other fishing related activities.

We have celebrated IYAFA with the launch of supporting to women groups to access legal fishing equipment. The new national regulations to curb illegal fishing increased the boat size to a minimum 28ft so as to eradicate fishing from breeding areas and has disadvantages SSF community. Without support to acquire standard equipment they will be marginalised out of the sector particularly women. Celebrating IYAFA without taking concrete actions to create enabling policy reforms, will steal away from us an opportunity to advance the contributions of SSF and aquaculture to poverty eradication, food security and sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources.
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