Empowering Uganda’s Youth with Skills for Economic Independence and a Sustainable Future

Fundraising campaign by YIET Initiative
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YIET (Youth Initiative for Economic Transformation) is part of Ye! Community, a global platform powered by the International Trade Centre (ITC), that supports young entrepreneurs. The ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

YIET, youth nitiative is a community-based organization operating in Kiryandongo District in Midwestern Uganda, registered with Kiryandongo District Local Government with registration number CD/3427.

YIET's Mission; "To transform the livelihoods of the youth and instill in them an early stage financial, Foundational and Leadership Skills and knowledge for economic development"

WHY:

Uganda's main economic activity is agriculture, which is prevalent in rural communities and carried out on subsistence basis with limited scale. For its youth, the fundamentals of the economy means that the opportunity for education, empowerment, or access to funds to start up income generating activities is extremely limited leading to slow development and social issues.

YIET runs three (3) major programs to fill this void.

1. FINANCIAL LITERACY, promotes financial literacy education and practices through collaboration with the existing Village Savings and Loaning Association Activities (VSLA) organization. Loans are granted to people to further their business activities, mimicking an informal financial institution setup.

2. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS, Is aimed at imparting education on practical life skills and awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health, especially for young girls through trainings on Making Reusable Menstrual Pads so that they may continue their basic right to education and independence.

In a bid to end menstrual poverty and halt the Practice of #SexforPads, we have embarked on a campaign of putting Reusable menstrual Pads in every young girl's hand in Africa.

Did you know that in Africa there is SEX FOR PADS?? Well, this is a Sad Reality. Kindly listen to this conversation between a victim of Menstrual Poverty testifying this fact.

You wont believe this sad reality; Listen here; https://youtu.be/s-S5HyNASrA

3. LEADERSHIP SKILL, Looks to empower, engage, mentor and produce great leaders capable of managing and providing effective leadership to the rest of the people around them.

YIET, through its programs aim to enable a series of small changes that eventually link together to strengthen the fabric of the local community and economy, including bringing the current generation out of poverty.

Till date, YIET through its 3 programs has enabled the following progress;

85 new businesses have started through its VSLA.

292 individuals have been trained Financial Literacy and leadership.

166 young girls have received Education on Reproductive Health trained in making Reusable Menstrual Pads and other Menstrual Hygiene products.

OUR HUMBLE APPEAL

For us to sustain this journey, we need ongoing funds and hence we are seeking your kind donations, which as you will note are going towards ending menstrual poverty amongst poor rural girls in Uganda through trainings on Reusable menstrual pads making.

To track our progress and activities, please follow on our platform links below or get in touch with us via email or WhatsApp number provided;

YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/YIET-YouTube

Facebook Page: https://tinyurl.com/Facebook-YIET-Initiative

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp Number: +256782796646

Thank you very much in advance!

Fundraising Team

Coordinator and Board Secretary for Youth Initiative For Economic Transformation (YIET)

Coordinator and Board Secretary for Youth Initiative For Economic Transformation (YIET)

  • Bhavna Saraf
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  • Philip S
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  • Hamidah Thanawala
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Donors

  • Anisha Mulji
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2022
  • I wish you Peace Love and Joy and for you to pay it forward. Much Love, Anisha

$50.00
  • H Vakharia
  • Donated on Feb 11, 2022
  • Thank You for making an impact.

$25.00
  • Aiman Laila
  • Donated on Feb 08, 2022
  • Never heard of menstrual poverty! But so glad you are working to make girls lives better :)

$15.00
Jun 17

CONTINOUS TRAINING OF RURAL GILRS IN MAKING REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PADS

Update posted by YIET Initiative at 02:05 pm

We still continue to use the funds donated by you to train the young rural girls on making the pads. Thank you all for your generosity

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May 05

SHE NEEDS A PAD PROJECT - SNAP LAUNCH AT KIBULI MUSLIM NURSERY SCHOOL ON 8th MARCH 2022

Update posted by YIET Initiative at 10:03 am

IntroductionIn a bid to solve the menstrual related challenges in the slums of Kampala and the neighboring districts, we, in partnership with Kirabo Women Initiative (KWI) and ObiamWrights foundation, we launched a project called She Needs A Pad (SNAP) Project.To start off, we launched the activity with the first training. . . . .

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Feb 13

2022, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN

Update posted by YIET Initiative at 06:48 pm

We ended 2021 with a total of 166 young girls trained in Northern Uganda. This year is yet another year to train and expand trainings to various locations, off course thriving on your kind donations. We continue to thank you for your kind donations towards these trainings because you keep

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Feb 13

TRAININGS DONE IN 2021

Update posted by YIET Initiative at 05:18 pm

TRAININGS DONE IN 2021 Dear donors, through your kind donations, kindly accept our updates on how your donations have been used for this program, for the year 2021. You will now receive constant monthly updates, in order to keep truck of how your kind donations have been used. IMPORTANT LINKS. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

13 donors
  • Anisha Mulji
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2022
  • I wish you Peace Love and Joy and for you to pay it forward. Much Love, Anisha

$50.00
  • H Vakharia
  • Donated on Feb 11, 2022
  • Thank You for making an impact.

$25.00
  • Aiman Laila
  • Donated on Feb 08, 2022
  • Never heard of menstrual poverty! But so glad you are working to make girls lives better :)

$15.00
  • Barbara Cestaro
  • Donated on Feb 06, 2022
  • Great cause!

$10.00
  • Vaishali Senjalia
  • Donated on Feb 06, 2022
  • I would love to get involved with this initiative in a more productive way than just donating. Please consider my wish to connect and advise. Thank you

$50.00
  • Divya Gupta
  • Donated on Feb 06, 2022
  • Girls have a right to a safe & dignified life and opportunities for education and earning a living. Governments have the responsibility to make this happen. No society can progress if half their population is suppressed.

$50.00
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 05, 2022
$100.00
  • Shahina Oberoi
  • Donated on Feb 05, 2022
$50.00
  • Hamida Khan
  • Donated on Feb 01, 2022
  • Keep up the good work and All the Best!

$50.00
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