Umbrella Foundation

The Umbrella Foundation will be initially operating in the Republic of Uganda. This is an area, which attracts concern when it comes to human rights, living conditions, the role of woman and children in Uganda.

Conflict Displacement

Conflict in the northern parts of the country continues to generate reports of abuses by both the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the Ugandan Army. The number of internally displaced persons is estimated at 1.4 million.

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Child Labour

Child labour is common in Uganda. Many child workers are active in agriculture. Children who work on tobacco farms in Uganda are exposed to health hazards. Child domestic servants in Uganda risk sexual abuse. Trafficking of children occurs.

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Womens Issues

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. In 2012, 37.8 percent of the population lived on less than $1.25 a day. Despite making enormous progress in reducing the countrywide poverty incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 24.5 percent in 2009, poverty remains deep-rooted in the country's rural areas, which are home to 84 percent of Ugandans

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At the 2002 census, Uganda had a literacy rate of 66.8 percent (76.8 percent male and 57.7 percent female). Public spending on education was at 5.2 percent of the 2002–2005 GDP.

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Skills for Women

It is for these above reasons that the Umbrella Foundation will be funding the development and delivery of a programme to teach, develop and enhance the entrepreneurial skills of woman, both from business ideas and start-ups, to those that are already developing and trying to run a “cottage business”

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These courses will allow the woman to further their business ambitions, develop their business ideas and current businesses and to allow access to funding in order for the business to grow. Thus, negating the need for them to be spending long hours also working in agriculture.

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Furthermore, it will as the businesses grow, allow the woman both some financial freedom and give a residual income and spending power that will enhance the local economy. This will allow both the entrepreneurial woman to move away from poverty and improve the, local economy, allowing others to move also from poverty.

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