We are very excited to announce the Community Centre officially opened on June 1, 2023 and the “Women for Conservation Uganda” team are set and ready to work every day creating and selling their handmade crafts (which includes one-of-a-kind dresses) to visitors. We’ve also installed a large water tank to harvest rain water. For anyone planning an upcoming trip to Uganda, be sure to ask your guide to take you to the Save Wildlife Uganda Ishasha Community Centre!
Helping women become self-sufficient was a specific request from the community as it will generate much needed income, but also aligns with our conservation model “empowered women lift up their families which, in turn, avoids breeding future poachers.” The women have received over two months training in basket making and have created colorful, high-quality products for sale to visitors. We hope to expand to fabrics for purchase and would like to secure one or two sewing machines.