Maanyi Women Development Trust

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Employment
  • Hunger
  • Women

Location

Maanyi, MityanaMityana, Central region 10322Uganda Uganda

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To leverage progress towards SDG1, SDG2, SDG5 in rural communities through training and equipment of economic skills and tools to adolescent girls and women.

Description

Consistently, many landless capable farmers especially women cannot easily access land because of the costs involved, traditional norms and so many attached threats imposed towards acquiring land in Uganda, therefore the shortage of land amongst women and the continuous neglecting of responsibilities at home by men has left a need to empower women economically through engagement in oyster mushroom growing that requires a small piece of land and locally available materials.We are a female youth led rural community Based organization launched in 2020 amidst Covid19 pandemic with an aim of providing training and equipment to women and adolescent girls with developmental skills majorly in oyster mushroom production in Rural communities of Uganda. Mushroom cultivation has the potential to empower women and other vulnerable groups who have not traditionally benefited from commercial agricultural production.We train about 150 women month with an added benefit of giving them 1free bag of ready to grow spawn/ mushroom seeds and this yields 4-5kilograms of mushrooms a day and help set up the gardens at individual homes for women with small and big vacant rooms and these act as gardens.This has benefited Women in home food consumption SDG2, Selling to earn funds SDG1, Educating children in school SDG4, and the old used gardens are used to make Briquettes, providing clean cooking fuel in homes SDG7.Our Cause needs more reliable help in terms of funding so as to help out more rural women because we believe empowering a mom,empowers an entire household.

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