Success Stories

My name is Baligaya Geoffrey am 19 years old.  I joined In need Home when I was 6 years old. I did not have a chance of living with my parents. I only knew my mother who also died when I was still young.
At the age of 5, I came to my uncle in Kampala since my mother was also sickly and could not care for me and my sibling. Life at my uncle’s place was also difficult because he was never around since he used to work from out of town. He could only afford to give me 2kgs of maize +Read more....

My name is Kamahoro Irene i completed Senior four but my parents could not raise my school fees to continue with my studies. So I had to stop at this level. 
In 2013 In Need Home picked me up when my hope was all gone since I was in the village facing a lot of challenges as a youth not in school. I managed to go to a vocation school where I had my dream come true. The organization paid my tuition and other school requirements.  I did a tailoring course for 2 years and completed. +Read more....

OVC Household(s) Economic Empowerment Program (OHEEP)

The ultimate goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of caregivers and communities to address the financial issues to ensure vulnerable children are able to access essential services, including safety, healthcare, education, and other basic needs. In Need Home facilitates the care givers living in slums to access savings without collateral, business credit, skills training, employment (including self-employment), market linkages, and value chain development. This intervention aims at addressing economic vulnerability.

Under OHEE program the following are addressed

Financial education: financial education empowers recipients to make wise financial decisions. It teaches people how to save more, spend less, borrow prudently, and manage debt with discipline. It can also help more experienced program clients understand an array of financial services, from money transfers to insurance

Income-generating activity: In Need Home helps its beneficiaries to carry out legal activities that can boost household income and living standards, including backyard agricultural/livestock production, micro- enterprises, handicrafts, briquettes making etc.

Market linkages/facilitation: linkages refer to information on or contact with buyers of products or services and/or with input suppliers. Facilitation helps ensure that entrepreneurs have contact with buyers/suppliers and can access this information. In Need Home does this to help its client’s access market and grow their enterprises.

Skills training: refers to the purposeful activity of transferring skills and knowledge to be used to secure a livelihood or pursue an occupation.

Village savings and loans: an informal microfinance model based solely on member savings and small, community-managed groups. Members pool savings and provide loans with interest to each other. The interest is then disbursed to group members, based on their level of savings, at the end of a time-limited cycle.