BACKGROUND

Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd (UWEAL) is a company limited by guarantee. It was incorporated in October, 1987 with the aim of promoting women entrepreneurs in Uganda. It is non-partisan and non-profit making. UWEAL is firmly placed in the private sector to assist and provide necessary support to assist and provide necessary support and guidance to women entrepreneurs and to advocate for favorable policies through which women entrepreneurs can flourish. Members of the organization include; individual women, women groups, corporate members and districts (Chapters) in different sectors like education, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, art and crafts, textiles and trade. UWEAL offers services such as networking, capacity building advocacy, mentoring and business counselling.

VISION

Envisage a wealthy woman responsibly contributing to national economic development.

MISSION

Empower women entrepreneurs to create wealth through capacity building, networking and advocacy.

GOALS

  • To promote networking among women entrepreneurs.
  • To build the UWEAL Secretariat’s capacity to provide member services
  • To equip rural women to harness available business opportunities
  • To develop relevant programs for UWELA members
  • To develop institutional sustaintability initiatives

OBJECTIVES

  • To train, mentor and counsel women to start, sustain and grow their business
  • To support product development, provide business development services and linkages to markets
  • To build women entrepreneurs’ capacity to access export markets
  • To support business women networking exchanges and mentorship forums
  • To support the Women Investment Club and promote a savings and investment culture while encouraging the growth and sustainability of business that belong to women entrepreneurs