Muwonge Gerald

Extend A Life Initiative Uganda Limited – The Pride Candle Project

Date grant awarded: December 11, 2018

The Pride Candle Project is a four-month initiative under the Economic Empowerment Program of Extend a Life Initiative Uganda Limited (ELI-U). The project promotes the socio-economic empowerment of LGBTQ youth and sex workers Living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda. These youth learn skills in candle-making to enable them start up income-generating activities and live a life of dignity and self-reliance.

Project activities will include: community mobilization and economic empowerment trainings; procurement and delivery of project support assets; candle-making; financial management skills trainings; and a connection to Community Saving and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) and Project Documentation of best practices.