Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is a requirement for sustainable development and growth.

IST works to empower women and girls in the informal sector (markets) which constitutes 80% of women entrepreneurs in markets in Uganda.

From 2015 to date, we have worked tirelessly to equip 15,000 entrepreneurs (women and men) with knowledge and skills in business & financial literacy, savings, record keeping, mindset change and business diversification. 11 CBOs have been successfully formed by the trained women entrepreneurs.

The skills in business and financial management have been key drivers in enhancing their business growth through improved customer care, financial discipline in loan access, expenditure and savings and business expansion.

The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is the East African home for Training for Transformation.

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