Our Success Stories
We started giving training and support to entrepreneurs in 2015 through our empowerment program. Since then GAVA has established some successful businesses and the entrepreneurs have secured sustainable incomes for themselves. We believe investing in local entrepreneurs increases our impact and truly changes the lives of those in need. These are some of GAVA's success stories.
Success Story: Sarah
Meet Sarah. Sarah Nansubuga is 34 years old and a single mom of three children. When we met Sarah she was unemployed, therefore paying school fees for her children was very difficult. With the help of GAVA, Sarah was able to save money and set up a small business selling fish and chips. The profits from her business has enabled her to fully support her children.
Success Story: Florence
Meet Florence Namakula, she is a 50 year old widow living in Kazo. When we met Florence she was having difficulties providing basic needs for her and for her son. Her house collapsed due to heavy rainfall and she was forced to take her son out of school. In 2016, GAVA helped Florence to set up a charcoal business. Together we gathered information and made a plan to make this possible. GAVA raised the funds to buy the first 10 sacks of charcoal and to pay rent for her own booth. 2 years later, Florence has diversified her business, selling onions, tomatoes, passion fruits and mangos and is able to pay the rent for her booth by herself. She has also been able to send her son back to school!
Success Story: Jackeline
Meet Jackeline Asasire, she is a 38 year old married mother of three, living in Kazo central. When we met Jackeline, she was already selling fruits and vegetables, but was having trouble providing food for her family. GAVA helped her with this concern, which gave her more time and energy to focus on her business. She is now selling sugar canes and tomatoes, saving the small profit that she makes in order to expand her business.
Success Story: Christine Nalubega
Christine Nalubga is a young woman eager to learn. Christine just obtained her hairdresser certificate. She is currently selling fruit and vegetables, while trying to save money to start her own business in her field of interest.