We aim to empower beneficiary poor and disability affected parents to provide an additional and reliable income for their households through the proceeds realised from their projects; to enable them meet the costs of basic needs such as: household utilities, food, fuel for lighting, clothing, and costs of their children’s schooling such as uniforms, books and exam fees.
Beneficiaries meet once a week and taken through other craft-making training course sessions, in which they are shown how to make artistic use of locally available materials in their environment. SCSP also opened a craft shop along buganda road to find market for the variety of crafts made by women and children
They develop crafts for commercial purposes, including
• Tye & dye patterned cloth
• Woven materials - wall hangings, door rugs and ornaments
• Cards etc
The parents of children with disabilities are also supported to transform their individual micro-projects into a functional group business to access loans and save through the VILLAGE SAVING AND LOANS ASSOCIATION (VSLA) GROUP. SCSP loans them a start-up boost capital.
After a period between 3- 6 months, the project is usually in self-sustaining state, and then another group formed. A project benefiting 20 members costs up to UGX 2,500,000 (approx £900).