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Bujagali Energy Limited supports community skills development for self-reliance. Under this program BEL supported skilling of 40 women in tailoring followed by donation of sewing machines.

Success Story from Nakafero Josephine

I am Nakafero Josephine 38, a resident of buloba village, Naminya parish, Wakisi division in buikwe district. I am proud of Bujagali Energy Limited sustainability programmes focused on skilling and donation of sewing machines. Before acquiring skills in tailoring, I was engaged in substance seasonal farming with delayed and low returns estimated at Uganda shillings 3000 per day. After acquiring skills in tailoring and a sewing machine through BEL concerted efforts, I now own a sewing workshop both at home and Jinja main market with speciality in baby clothing and uniforms as my products from which I expanded my house-hold income from ugx 3000 t0 30,000 shs per day.

From my daily income, I can meet my home expenditure ranging from buying food, accessing medication, and paying school fees for my three children at both primary and secondary level s of education. Additionally, from my savings, I have succeeded in buying one sewing machine that has increased output as whereas widening business and creating employment opportunity to two school dropouts.

By societal impact, I have skilled five school leavers in tailoring which has compounded the project positive outcome. The learners pay a subsidised training fee of 200,000 for the entire training period which complements my income. My plan is to transform my business into a tailoring skilling centre as whereas creating self-employment to the youths.