AHIMBISIBWE JUSTUS

Executive Director

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US.

Marianne Foundation connects the lack of economic empowerment among women to the current development challenges such as gender-based violence; education (quality, access, dropout rates, retention), corruption, maternal mortality among others.

  • Building capacity of the women in agriculture for both household food security and household income, by working with women farmer groups. We train then in agriculture education, provide some inputs and link them to relevant services like agriculture training centers, and marketing groups. Hope seeds EA has already trained 120 women in Vegetable growing and 10 women are set to benefit in Widow Support project.
  • Building entrepreneurship skills among the women and encouraging the women to work in groups so as to save and be loanable. We do this by training the women in entrepreneurship skills and encourage them to save as a group then we train them on how to manage their savings and lending activities. So far we have 200 women mobilized in Village savings and loaning association, we also have women registered under Ibanda Marianne Women Craft making cooperative Society. They make crafts and sell them.
  • Young girls skills development. This targets school drop outs. Girls drop out due to existing economic challenges, due to social challenges and cultural differences where bits are favored than girls. We bring those girls and empower them with skills.

ALSO

We train young girls who drop out of school in Hairdressing and Tailoring and garment cutting. Then we we go ahead to employ the girls in our Garment production. An all women cottage industry is at Marrianne Foundation making soft production like liquid soap, paper bags, books among others. Your intervention is welcome, just contact us. We train women in agriculture education, provide some inputs and link them to relevant services like agriculture training centers, and marketing groups. For an support contact us. Training the women in entrepreneurship skills and encourage them to save as a group then we train them on how to manage their savings and lending activities. Be part of the change maker by contacting us.

OUR

MISSION & VISION.

OUR MISSION.

To empower rural youth and women to lead their communities in innovating appropriate solutions to their own challenges through mobilization, training, and expedient partnership development..

OUR VISION.

Marianne Foundation envisions “an economically independent community sustaining itself through utilization and conservation of its own resources.”.

OUR INSPIRATION….

We are inspired by the great work of Marianne Martin (US Peace corps volunteer till 2014), at 67 years she came from her retirement to come and serve in Uganda. While here, she worked hard to skill youths, skilling girls with life skills, vocational skills and worked hard to empower women. We took it up ourselves to take up her inspiration to start an organization that will go on to transform women though empowerment projects..


OUR CORE

VALUES

EQUALITY

Equality is not only important for women, it is good for all of us. Women’s equality ensures a more peaceful and prosperous society for women, men and children. And it is everyone's responsibility

ADVOCACY

The movement towards equality requires social change. Marianne Foundation is committed to identifying barriers to women’s equality and advocating for change.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Marianne Foundation is dedicated to sustainability as an organization, by ensuring that our resources are well invested and that our processes are cost efficient.

DIVERSITY

We at Marianne Foundation acknowledge the social, cultural and sexual uniqueness of each and every woman, and the responsibility of social institutions and organizations to recognize the diverse and unique pathways of each individual towards greater equality.

TRANSPARENCY

We will proactively provide the full information needed for collaboration, cooperation and collective decision making. We are committed to fostering a culture of free and open exchange whereby the rules and reasons behind regulatory measures are fair and clear.

RESPECT

Marianne Foundation recognizes women as the best decision makers for themselves and their children. We admire and value every client we serve and will show them respect at every interaction. We will ensure our service is inclusive and free of judgement.

OUR PERFORMANCE.

5

Years of experience!

10

Water points Constructed

2000

Pads distributed

200

Lives impacted

WHERE WE OPERATE.