The Chrysalis Uganda Project is a new and exciting branch of the Africa Childrens Development Trust, an amazing charity set up in 2007 by island Chiropractor Nikki Collinson.
The charity has already helped thousands of children through health, education and through the provision of mosquito nets but now it’s time to help the family as a whole and the best person to help at the start of this journey is with the Mums!
Chrysalis Uganda is on a mission to help Mums in Uganda who are living in poverty get that rung up the ladder to a better life for themselves and their families. Focusing on being able to have a roof over their heads and food on the table (things that for many are daily struggles) as a first priority, then the ability to put their children through school, cover medical bills and perhaps one day buy a plot of land to build their own home.
We provide small interest-free micro financing loans to women to help set up their own business and provide support and guidance along the way. These women do not want charity. They are proud. All they need is someone to give them a help up the first rung of the ladder so they can grow themselves out of poverty. The loans range from 200,000 Uganda Shillings to 1,000,000 Uganda Shillings (approximately £50-£250)
The Chrysalis Uganda Project was launched/piloted in October 2014 where 14 amazing women (from the community of Ndeeba, an urban slum in Kampala) with the desire to change their lives, the will to work hard and an entrepreneurial spirit began their journey to improve their current situation for themselves and for their family.
We are very excited about what the future holds for these amazing women and for the future women who will be supported through this project. We hope to be able to launch a new group of women into the project every 3-4 months and follow their progress as their life changes!
Thank you so much for reading and for your support we are so very grateful to you xx