Who We Are
Ziingo was a community based organization which started in 2020 helping a small number of people. Due to an increasing need is services in the community, we transformed it into a non profit organization.
At ZIINGO, we empower women living in rural areas to increase their household income through self-sustainability programs like micro revolving loans at a very low interest rate of 2.5%, food security through providing farm supplements, seeds, pesticides, protective gears like gumboots, gloves etc.
We also advocate for women and children’s rights to fight domestic violence which is common in our African rural setting. The domestic violence is commonly due to poverty.
We help children and women living with HIV in rural areas to access treatment/ARVs.
We train and educate children through health clubs to improve on sanitation and hygiene, providing sanitary pads to school children hence reducing high levels of school dropouts.
Construction of pit Latrines in schools and in the under privileged communities while considering People Living With Disabilities (PWDS). Provision of water and harvesting tanks in schools.
Ziingo also improves on the Rural livelihoods through providing solar lighting.
To create a future where women and children are empowered, educated and given the tools to reach their full potential.
Empowerment: The initiative is committed to empowering women and in Uganda by providing them with the necessary resources, skills and opportunities to improve their lives. This includes access to education, health care, vocational training and entrepreneurship skills.
Gender Equality: Ziingo promotes gender equality and works towards eliminating gender based discrimination and violence. We aim to create a society were women and children have equal rights and opportunities as men.
Community engagement: Ziingo recognizes the importance of community involvement in achieving sustainable development. The initiative actively engages with local communities, including women and children, to understand their needs, aspirations and challenges. This enables the initiative to design and implement programs that are responsive to their specific context.
Holistic Approach: Ziingo takes a holistic approach to address the needs of women and children. This involves considering their physical, emotional , social and economic well being. The initiative offers comprehensive support that includes health care, education, nutrition, psychosocial support, and economic empowerment.
Collaboration and Partnerships: Ziingo believes in the power of collaboration and partnerships to bring about positive change. The initiative works closely with government agencies, non governmental organizations, community based organizations, and other stakeholders to maximize its impact and reach.
Sustainability: Ziingo aims for long term sustainability in its programs and interventions. We focus on building the capacity of women and children to become self reliant and resilient. This includes providing skills, training, promoting income generating activities, and fostering entrepreneurship.
Advocacy and Policy Influence: Ziingo advocates for the rights and well being of women and children at the local, national and international levels. The initiative also influences policies and practices that affect women and children, ensuring that their voices are heard and their rights are protected.
Empowerment: The Ziingo initiative aims to empower women and children by providing them with the necessary skills, knowledge and resources to improve their lives. This includes promoting education, vocational training and entrepreneurship skills.
Equality: We strive to create a society were women and children are treated equally and have equal access to opportunities , resources and decision making processes.
Respect: We promote respect for the rights, dignity, and voices of women and children. This encourages individuals and communities to value and appreciate the contributions and potential of women and children.
Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships. We seek to work with other organizations, government agencies and community members to achieve our goals and maximize it’s impacts.
Sustainability: We are committed to promoting sustainable development practices that ensure the long term well being of women and children in Uganda. We focus on initiatives that have a lasting and positive impacts on individuals and communities.
Advocacy: We advocate for the rights and wellbeing of women and children in Uganda. We raise awareness of their issues, challenges societal norms and practices that hinder their progress, and actively seeks to influence policies and laws that support their empowerment.
Integrity: The initiative operates with integrity, transparency and accountability. It ensures that all resources are used effectively and efficiently to benefit the women and children it serves.