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Mama Wa Uwezo (Empowered Mother)


Why We Do It.

Mothers play a central role in child health as its every mother’s innate desire to ensure the development of her children to their full potential. Mothers, much more than men, invest their money and time in the health and education of their children.

About Our Mama Wa Uwezo (Empowered Mother)

Therefore, successful child health promotion is very much linked to the empowerment of mothers. It is about them getting the adequate support for health and education issues concerning their children, and also for the achievement of their economic autonomy.

At HCI we strongly believe that mothers should be at the center of any strategic intervention and policy-making not only for child health but also for poverty eradication in order to possibly break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in their families. This is particularly important since most of the child health problems are as a direct result of high poverty rates in families and communities.

Our Mama Wa Uwezo Project is focused on creating interventions aimed at fighting poverty among mothers (especially single mothers, widows and severely disadvantaged mothers) by promoting business and entrepreneurship training, mentoring and coaching and small capital startups. We train mothers in small business management skills, financial literacy and book keeping. Our first priority is mothers whose child (or children) have been impacted by any of our HCI intervention programs.


At Heal A Child International we strongly believe that investing in child health care reduces poverty by protecting poor families from the costs of healthcare, allowing them to invest in their future for example in housing, education and income generating activities.



+256 (0) 704 988475

Plot 75 Kiwanataka-Mbuya,
Kampala, Uganda