Women's Projects

Helping widows and vulnerable women is the heartbeat of The Vine.  Many women are left in dire poverty; struggling to provide food and shelter for their families.  

 

THE VINE TAILORING SCHOOL / EMPLOYMENT

The Vine helps the women of Kamuli by providing sewing training and employment.  Women become working seamstresses, creating a daily wage for her family and life skills for a better future.  Through a six month training course by our Master Seamstress women learn to make: shirts, skirts, aprons, and school uniforms to sell in their own community, as well as “Mommy-and-Me” apron sets sold in the United States.  Seamstresses not only earn a daily wage, but a price per each item they complete.  We are so proud of our Vine Women and hope to empower them to take pride in their hard work and success. 

FUNCTIONAL ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM (FALP)

The FALP is a licensed program that teaches illiterate women to write their names, read and comprehend, and compute simple math facts. The Vine instructs and equips teachers and facilitators from among each group who after a period of time, lead the group in continued training. After several weeks, exams are given and some who pass are now functionally literate.

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

The Vine also offers small business loans to women’s groups that meet regularly in each of the villages surrounding Kamuli.  Women invest in various projects that help sustain the community.  Our poorest village invested in a cow and a goat, and both animals just gave birth to babies—doubling their potential income.

                                              

Watch The Vine Women beautifully craft our "Mommy & Me" products...

The past two years The Vine has partnered with an organization called AFRIpads that brings menstrual kits to developing countries. The Vine has been able to give over 2000 kits to women in Uganda to have safe and dignified periods through “Project Period”!

Thank you to all who supported PROJECT PERIOD!