Success stories

We empower disabled people

Some of our beneficiaries - click name to view

Sarah Kiiza

Sarah Kiiza was trained by Karambi Group of People with Disabilities in Street Business School in 2019. She is among our first cohort that we recruited in June 2019 

Sarah is a single mother of 3 children, She is 39 years old and she lives in Kyandobokerya village Karambi sub-county Kasese District, Sarah has been incapable of meeting her basic needs due to lack of enough knowledge and skills to begin her own business. Before the SBS training, Sarah used to depend on her relatives for survive of her children. 

Sarah reports that during the training, she worked hard to ensure that she understands the basics of running a business like profit-loss management, customer care among others. After the training Sarah used the given skills to mobilize resources to ensure that she starts her dream business of selling onions in the market. 

“I struggled to support myself and my children as I could not find way of starting a business. However, the KAGPWD made me realize that I can successfully run a business and meet my basic needs and for my children. My onion business has been successfully where I earn on average a profit of 40,000 Ugx each week.  I am now confident that I can take care of my children and as well save some money to send them to school and also buy for them land.  Thanks to you Karambi Group for your continued support! “Said Sarah”  

Asimwe Jackeline

Asimwe Jackeline was trained by Karambi Group of People with Disabilities in Street Business School in 2020. Is among our second cohort that we recruited in March 2020. 

Asimwe, is a 26 year woman living with disability (cerebral palsy), a single mother of one child aged 5  She is from the Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council Kasese District, she has been unable to meet her financial needs due to lack of enough skills to sustain her business. Before the SBS training, Asimwe had started many unsuccessful businesses and her goal to achieve financial independent and support her family had remained a dream for many years till Karambi Group of People with Disabilities enrolled her in the SBS training opportunity. 

Asimwe narrates that during the training, Karambi staff worked one-on-one with her to ensure she understands the basics of running a business like profit-loss management, how to use weighing scales, how to set up a stall in the market, how to coordinate with suppliers, customer care among others. Asimwe used the inherited skills effectively to modernize her stall in the community market. She added that “I struggled to support myself and my child as I could only run a business and end up making loses. However, the Karambi Group made me realize that I can succeed as a businesswoman regardless of my disability and fulfil my financial goals. My stall in the community market has been successfully established and I’m able to earn profit of 10,000 Ugx each day. I am now imagining myself being able to take care of my family as well as saving some money to re-invest in my stall. My life has changed! Thank you to the Karambi Group for their continued commitment to supporting women with disabilities in our community,” said Asimwe.)