A community of 30 women in Ndiba Village, Bukiise Sub-county, and Sironko District started a self-help group registered as a Sub-county CBO (Community Based Organization).
The the group that held a savings account in a Commercial Bank,transformed into a Village/Community Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). This VSLA was created to inspire women to develop a savings culture and for them to be able to save and borrow at an interest rate which in turn grows the capital base of the group.
The success of the new model attracted a partnership, to support expansion of the projects to other villages, parishes and sub-counties. The programme was later registered as a District CBO so as to expand the operations to the rest of the district.
Our strategy for organizing communities involves mobilizing and uniting rural women into Savings and Loans Associations. Upon successful group formation and running, we provide help in forming and running group-owned cooperatives. Constructive action and building alternative economic organizations for and by the poor is an integral part of movement for social change and economic transformation.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower women with tools to work their way out of poverty, care for their families, and strengthen their communities. We envision a world without poverty in which women are empowered, uplifted and equal partners in society.
NEW Foundation supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
Our Mission: We will always do everything in our power to help women and unlock the power and agency inside themselves.
Vision Statement: To create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives & reach their full potential.
Our Core Values and Beliefs
T - Trust-worthy
R - Resiliency
U - Unity
T - Transparency
H - Honesty