Most women are held home by their husbands and not allowed to work because they are supposed to stay home and take care of their children. These women do not have any skills that can keep them busy at home and also earn them some money while at home. Lack of source of income is cause for unbalanced spouse relations and thus a cause of violence to the children.
to over come this challenge, on 26th August 2019 RIC-NET trained the women members of St Maria Goretti women’s group in kisolholho village Karambi Sub County on how to make baskets (carrions). This is done to empower women through skills training to enable them to start up their own small businesses and earn income hence improving their standards of living.
According to Mrs.Zeresi Baguma a member of this group said they were very happy about this idea because they are learning new skills that they will use for generations to earn income. The trainer hired by RIC-NET gave a theoratical sessions before embarking on the practicals where every woman followed suit step by step and after some time they were weaving on their own with supervision from the trainer.
The chairperson of the group thanked RICNET for always considering them when such opportunities come up and encouraged RICNET to come more often because the people of Kisolholho are quick learners and ready to adopt anything productive that comes up.
The women were excited and left with the carrions they had made to go and show their husbands what they have been doing the whole day.