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A new beginning for Antonina

Antonina, 52 years old is a widow of 9 children. She lost her husband to HIV/AIDS and since then life became very difficult for her and her children. She had no source of income as she depended on her husband for a living. For 2 years after the death of

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An Inspiring gift changed Mariam’s life

Mariam is a single mother of 7 children and 2 of her children have already dropped out of school because she couldn’t afford to pay their school fees. Mariam depended on her sewing machine to provide for her family of 7 but however when it broke down, it became impossible

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Mentoring Women

SustainME provides Mentorship to the vulnerable women in order to ensure the sustainability of their small businesses. First when the women access business training, it is mostly through discussions and visual aids which is a bit different from putting it into business practice. Read more about the programme Mentorship

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Thank you Northwestern University Interns

Last summer we hosted 4 interns including Rebecca, Tyler, Leana and Sikandar from Northwestern University through partners FSD Uganda. We are so much excited that for the great and amazing job that our interns accomplish in empowering the vulnerable women and families fight poverty. During their two month period of

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Meet our internship team from Northwestern University

Sikandar “I rejuvenated my energy for the final push but in vein. Our car was jammed in the swap. Meanwhile, the intensity of the downpour increased. Seconds after my host dad and I exchanged miserable looks, a boda boda driver stopped and offered help. Seeing him, other members started joining

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12 year old makes a difference

We are thrilled with the generous donation that we received from a 12 year old. Emily donated 3 inspiring gifts to the vulnerable women and families which include a mosquito net, a goat and scholastic materials. We were inspired to know that Emily’s heart was moved by the struggles of

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Impact Report for June

Thank you very much the SME family for your continuous support. With your support, we continue to empower vulnerable women and families to fight poverty through microfinance, small business development, mentorship, business-and-vocational skills and other empowerment programs. “When women start earning,  they spend 90% of their income back into their

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Mary’s life changed

Mary, a mother of 5 children joined our women empowerment program 2 years ago. Through the program, Mary received business training, mentorship and later was able to receive a small startup loan of £60/$80. She used her small startup loan to start a farming business growing vegetables, maize and potatoes.

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