Economic Empowerment Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Economic Empowerment project from a Pollination Project grant.

Nabirye Christine, Harriet and Others – Jinja Single Mothers Development Group Tailoring Project


Uganda is in a financial crisis, which often leads to challenging family situations and marriage breakdown, resulting in single parent families. Jinja Single Mothers Development Group recognizes that it is impossible for single mothers to succeed without income generating activities. Additionally, family members often lack the skills for self reliance [...]

Turning Point Resolutions – TPR Development Center


Development worker Nyamwenge Beatrice Kimezere founded Turning Point Resolutions, a development center that equips children, youth, women, and men of Uganda with the skills to engage in livelihood activities and escape poverty. The project was started to bridge the employment gap in Uganda, a low developed country suffering from poverty [...]

Michael Margai – Creating a New Generation of Leaders and Visionaries in the Youth of Sierra Leone – The Sierra Leone Entrepreneurial and Leadership
Foundation (SELF)


The Sierra Leone Entrepreneurial and Leadership Foundation (“SELF”) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental-organisation aimed at engaging untapped potentials in the youth of Sierra Leone. Through its work, the project seeks to identify and optimize capacity building and help its beneficiaries to actively participate in the labour market through innovative platforms such [...]

Restoring Hope for the Girl Child – Restoring Hope for the Girl Child


Twehikire Baker and Grace Twehikire are the founders of Restoring hope for the Girl Child, an organization that educates vulnerable girl children in Kanungu District Uganda by equipping them with necessary marketable life skills for self reliance. The project, started in 2007, trains girls in tailoring, fashion and design, and [...]

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