Since Violence against Children and adolescents has a direct link with women’s economic empowerment, Good Hope Foundation supported 2 women groups in two sub counties with seed capital to boost their livelihoods and improve their household incomes. Two women groups supported included; St.Lucy women group which has a membership of over 30 members was supported with seed capital to boost their piggery project while Karusandara HIV/AIDS United group from Karusandara Sub County which has a membership of over 50 members was supported with seed capital to boost their savings and credit scheme.
The seed capital was handed over to the groups by the sub county LCIII C/person in the presence of all stake holders, who said to the members of the group that this is a great opportunity for the group which needs to be utilized very well for the benefit of the group members and for the good of their children. While the district councilor for the Karusandara sub county while handing over the check to the group, he said the sub county will have the mandate to follow-up the seed capital to ensure that it is properly management for the benefit of the group members and to ensure the goal of the project is achieved.
The chairperson St. Lucy women group in her speech, promised to the members on how the project is not going to benefit the members only but they will also identify some poor families in the neighboring communities whose children are suffering to benefit from the project by giving them piglets also to help them improve their household incomes in response to violence against children.
|Leaders of Karusandara HIV/AIDS United group receiving a cheque to boost their VSLA scheme in the presence of the C/person LC III and the Sub County Councillor|
|Leaders of St.Lucy receiving a cheque to boost their piggery project in the presence of the CDO,C/person LC III and the Sub County Councillor|