Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat forever.
This is so true for all of us, isn’t it? As soon as we learn a skill, a profession, or a trade, or foster one of our passions we use what we have learned and love to do to earn a living. That is why I love what The Shanti Uganda Society does for women’s economic empowerment in the Luweero District of Uganda.
A partner of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, the Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. In addition, they have helped form a Women’s Income Generating group where Ugandan women make beads, jewelry, and textiles to earn an income.
All money from the sale of the women’s products go back into running the Shanti Uganda Society birth house. If you are looking to buy products for a cause I highly recommend these!
Photos: Michael James