DETERMED- RESILENT- EMPOWERED -AIDS FREE- MOTIVATED –SAFE (DREAMS)
DREAMS is a 2 year program aimed at reducing new HIV infections among young women (15-24 years) who are out of school, and at risky of acquiring HIV in Uganda by engaging them into local business solution to improve on their economic status and be in position to address unemployment and gender inequality among girls hence better health.
The project will be implementedin 06 districts of Mukono, Gomba, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule
Project Partners and roles
Aids fonds as the overall coordinator, NAFOPHANU and ICWEA as community partners responsible for community engagement and mobilization through their networks, Healthy Entrepreneurs and Sawa World to support young women to become micro-entrepreneurs by setting up sustainable businesses to increase their income, self-esteem and consequently reduce on young women’s chance of sexual risk taking behavior, such as transactional sex or age-desperate sex, and also improve health seeking behavior.
The project employ 02 Local business solutions for better health program aims to reduce new HIV infections by addressing the problem of unemployment and gender inequality among young women (15-24 years) in Uganda.
Create job opportunities for 7,729 young women (15- 24yrs) at risk for and living with HIV.
Project Targets and Outcomes
- 15,500 girls trained in self-employment practical skills through interactive workshops and learning Videos.
- 729 VHTs trained as Community Health Entrepreneurs to provide essential medicines, health products and information for health promotion.
- Improved incomes among the beneficiaries
- Increased self Esteem
- Ability to make safer health choices.
After the DREAMS grant period the new Healthy Entrepreneurs and Sawa World replicators will continue running their businesses and impact the improved livelihood in the communities