Sustainability & Empowerment

Life changing projects that empower clients to generate an income to provide for their families.

The income generated from KHC client projects, enables clients to provide school fees for their children, adequate nourishment for their families and improved health status.

Tailoring Project

KHC several years ago saw the opportunity to develop a tailoring business for clients and it has been one of the success stories of KHC. It was established with the support of KHC friends who provided funds for sewing machines and training for the clients. The work space is at KHC and remuneration for the tailors is based on the number of items they make. This income has made a difference to the families.

Our original market was local and in particular school bags but we have more recently received orders also internationally for conference bags.

“The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has a congress every year.  The world congress takes place on alternate years and is attended by approximately 3000 delegates from Europe and across the globe.  The European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPCRN) also runs biennial congresses attended by approximately 1000 delegates.  Since 2017, we have ordered our congress bags from KHC. Our delegates response has been extremely positive.

They particularly like: the high quality, handmade bags; the range of material and the beautiful colours; the practical nature of the bags which can be used after the congress; and the fact that it is supporting palliative care development in Uganda. Placing orders and dealing with KHC is simple, they are professional, reliable and the service and quality excellent. On all three occasions (2017-2019), we have received our large order (in 2019, 3000 bags delivered to Berlin, Germany) within budget and on time. We are exceptionally happy with the service and I would not hesitate to recommend the services of KHC”.  Julie Ling Chief Executive Officer 

” I am very proud of the quality of the products our tailors produce. We have many different types of colourful bags made from African material. The products range from various sizes of ladies’ hand bags, purses, computer bags, conference bags, baby  bags, gym and yoga bags. Also the stuffed animals are very popular.” says Ruth Musimenta – Sustainability & Empowerment Manager.

‘I am 39 years old and have four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I went to school up to primary seven. After testing HIV at KHC, I noticed that there was a tailoring workshop at the clinic. I spoke to a social worker who introduced me to Ruth (Skills and Development Manager) and I asked if I could be trained in tailoring. After a few months training I was equipped with new skills and joined the team. I am very grateful to God and KHC for the opportunity to take care of my family, buy food and pay school fees for my children.’ 

Beads for Education

One of the biggest concerns expressed by our clients, is the worry of not being able to send their children to school due to financial hardship.
Our Beads for Education program aims to create sustainable income generating opportunities for KHC clients through bead making. KHC provides them with access to peer-to-peer training and purchases the handmade beads directly from the beaders and markets them through the Empowerment Ambassadors.

If you would like to become an Empowerment Ambassador and sell our unique tailoring and jewellery products – find out more.