Rukungiri Women, youth enrolled with skills to fight poverty


RUKUNGIRI-Women under “Buhesi Women’s Group” in Buhesi village, Ihunga parish, Nyarushanje Sub County in Rukungiri district have been enrolled in making Liquid soap to improve their household income and day to day life.

The program that was established by the Rukungiri district Woman legislator Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata under “Kaharata Initiative for Youth and Women Empowerment” aims at equipping women and Youth with knowledge and skills of making money.

Speaking to the group members, Hon. Natukunda revealed that the Initiative is focused to skill Women and Youth with different skills encouraging other women groups to be organized if they are to also benefit from the same program.

Natukunda added that women should decide on what to do that can sustain their lives rather than only depending on their husbands explaining that the identified Initiative will give them skills to enable earn a living.

Natukunda continued to encourage Women to embrace government programs which he said are aiming at eradicating poverty especially the new program of parish model where Women will be having 40% share.

She however asked women to desist from domestic violence most especially during this time of lockdown saying that peaceful and cooperating families can easily get out poverty than those that are ever in fights.

Tukamushaba Faith, Ainembabazi Edith, Ainebyoona Lydia, and Kembabazi Deudanta, some of the beneficiaries explained that the acquired skill of liquid soap making will help them a lot as they can get money to sustain their families and the skill is not tiresome.

Owomuhangyi Lovence, one of the Youth beneficiaries hailed her gratitude to Hon. Midius Kaharata for thinking about them narrating that they have been wasting much time but since they are now equipped with the skill, it will be utilized especially during this Covid-19 lockdown period.

Other different youths members also revealed that they will benefit from this program and do not regret dedicating their time to learning the skills. Cue….BENEFICIARIES VOX POPS….

“Kaharata Initiative for Youth and Women Empowerment” is aimed at skilling all women and Youth within Rukungiri district.