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Katosi Women Development Trust

"The Future in our hands"

Empowering women to engage in social economic development

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Gender and cultural Equality
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Enhancing engagement

In social, economic and political Development processes
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Thematic Areas

KWDT Economic Empowerment

  • Women to access hybrid animals and farm inputs to practice organic farming.
  • Women to engage in fish farming.
  • Other agricultural activities such as: mushroom, bee keeping, horticulture, agro forestry) for sustainability.
  • Processing of agricultural produce to add value and shelf life.
  • Women to engage in cooperative marketing and acquisition of inputs.
  • Capacity building through agricultural training.
  • Operating women’s savings accounts to promote the culture of savings among rural women.
  • Giving women access to credit.
  • Training members in book- keeping and records management.
  • Supporting women into cottage industries e.g. craft and jewelry, soap making, brick making, catering services and bakery.
  • Providing financial advice and skills development in various enterprise.

KWDT Health

  • Supporting women to acquire domestic and communal rainwater harvesting through the construction of Ferro cement tanks, community shallow wells and spring wells.
  • Construction of Ventilated Improved Pit latrines (VIP) and Ecological sanitation (Ecosan) latrines for households and schools.
  • Construction of basic facilities to improve hygiene and sanitation at households and schools.
  • Establishment of school health and sanitation clubs.
  • Equipping women with knowledge and skills to improve hygiene and sanitation in their household and in the community.
  • Capacity building for women and communities to acquire skills in construction of water, hygiene and sanitation facilities.
  • Training Water User Committees and local communities to ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities.
  • Raising awareness on HIV/AIDS.
  • Advocacy for improved services and rights for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Creating awareness on infant, reproductive and maternal health.
  • Advocacy for improved health services.

KWDT Environment Conservation

  • Generation and promotion of use of renewable energy (like bio-gas production and promotion of solar energy use).
  • Promotion of plant and animal species conservation.
  • Promotion of organic farming practices (agri-ecology).

KWDT Education

  • Supporting the education of children through infrastructure development in schools.
  • Offering training in vocational skills for the youths and women.
  • Mentoring women into civil and political leadership roles.
  • Training women on human rights.
  • Advocacy for respect and recognition of women’s rights.
  • Establishment and training of Women Advocacy Clubs (WAC).
  • Supporting drama and theatrical productions for awareness creation on various social issues.
  • Conducting community dialogues on various issues that affect the communities.