Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods
This component promotes sustainable livelihoods among People with Disabilities, Women and other vulnerable groups through agriculture and value addition, entrepreneurship and micro finance services. IDIWA empowers People with Disabilities, Women and other vulnerable groups with business management skills, seed funds for investment in household Income Generating Activities, loans funds for capitalization of small scale enterprises of People with Disabilities and Women as well as business counseling. IDIWA has operates a Cooperative Saving and Credit Society which provides financial services to over 500 People with Disabilities in Iganga District; these services were previously out of reach because financial institutions used not give loans to PWDs for fear that they would not pay as they equate disability to inability to perform. IDIWA is in the process of establishing a Food processing centre for fruit juice and tomato sauce to generate income for organizational sustainability.