The Future

In Our Hands

Having fun with water at the well in Lusera village, Mukono District - Uganda.

Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) is a registered non profit organisation aiming to improve living standards of poor & rural  fisher communities in Uganda by empowering them to engage in their development processes.

KWDT has been working with rural and fisher women for over 25 years and has been instrumental in creating change in the lives of the rural & fisher women and their communities.

KWDT is registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Registration Statute of 1989 S.5914/6911.

What We Do

In rural and fishing communities, women make up the largest population, but face significant barriers that prevent them from enjoying basic social rights

Most derive their livelihoods from agriculture & fisheries but are restricted with limited access to land, credit & capital. Climate change also threatens their livelihoods as their main sources of income, agriculture, are highly dependent on weather. 

Lack of access to healthcare services poses a risk to their health and their communities stressing their meagre incomes with medical bills. Restrictive social cultural norms continue to deny women equal access to opportunities, assets and mute their voices in shaping decisions whilst perpetuating cycles of gender based violence and other social injustices. 

KWDT intervenes in rural and fisher communities on Economic Empowerment, Access to Water, Sanitation and improvement of Hygiene (WASH), Formal and Non-Formal Education & Environment Conservation through the women’s groups. Health, Gender, Youth & Disability are mainstreamed in all programs.

KWDT Vision and Mission


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


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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Our Impact

Community & Household Impact


community members benefit from improved water access


beneficiaries of micro credit loans


households benefitting from improved water access


pupils have improved infrastructure for studying