Masaka, Uganda

Train Rural Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Support Gender Equality

Skills Needed

  • Advertising
  • Brand Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Online Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 2 weeks to 6 weeks

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

In rural communities like Lwengo, women spend much their time collecting firewood, fetching water, cooking, caregiving for the young and sick, and small-scale farming. We work with women to improve their livelihoods through skills development such managing small group enterprises or handicrafts. The women currently work in small groups to make handbags, tablemats, beads, or bracelets to earn additional income. Our goal is to support these women so that they are able to scale up their small businesses, become self-reliant and improve their livelihoods through selling these handmade products.

We are looking for an Experteer who can help the women improve their business skills and be able to not only sustain their smallscale enterprises but to also grow their business and reach international markets. 

You will be working with the women on a daily basis to improve their products through better branding, improving quality to suit international standards and also help them find sustainable ways to reduce their costs in producing these products. You will also work with the women to establish marketing strategies for their products both locally and internationally.

Deliverables

With the Experteer's help and efforts, the project will be a success when the women are:

  • Able to improve the quality of their handmade products.
  • Able to sell at least 20% of their products on the international market as a start through online stores and own platforms.
  • Able to generate extra income from the sale of their products at the local market in Uganda.
  • Equipped with better product improvement and marketing skills.

Interested but not the right length of time for you? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help them in other ways? Message us at: match@movingworlds.org.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

You will be staying with one of our host families in the community where you will be working. Our host families are wisely selected and they also speak English. The distance to the community groups you will be working can be accessed through walking, or by a motorbike.

You will have a single room with a window view, bed and beddings, a mosquito net and a power source. You will however share the dinning, bathroom and toilet with the host family.

Learning Opportunity

Experteers will have the opportunity to learn the dynamics of marketing in developing countries.They will also learn from the small and medium enterprises in Uganda that we wish to work us.

Food Stipend

You will be provided with three local Uganda meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Fruits and bottled water are also included. We are also able to cater to special dietary restrictions or allergies. Vegeterians and Vegans are also catered for in a special way.

Additional Benefits

We will provide you with free transport around our project area, to and from Masaka town.

We will also take you on a one to two day Safari trip to Lake Mburo National Park where you will see wildlife in a free environment.

We will provide you enough time for free time activities every evening and all weekend.

Virtual

This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

Ask a question about this project

I have recently returned from Masaka where I was working with NIRP for 3 months as their Micro Credit and Community Officer. There is some overlap in the roles. I designed workshops which provided the women with basic business skills. I am happy to share the training material and talk you through it if it would help.
Sharon, Jan 29th, 2018
Dear Sharon, This is a great opportunity for us you offering your support. We believe that the training material you designed during your work in Masaka will be very useful and will help us alot. We can organise a meeting and we see how we work together. Thank you looking foward to hearing from you soon.
Representative of this project, Jan 29th, 2018