At GPCC, we believe in the power of social enterprises to not only fund our projects but also to uplift and empower Our beneficiaries.
Empowering Through Green Shero
At GPCC, we believe in the power of social enterprises to not only fund our projects but also to uplift and empower individuals. "Green Shero" is one such endeavor, focused on environmental conservation, recycling, and reselling plastic waste.
Our commitment to a cleaner environment was exemplified in a collaborative cleaning campaign with AFREYEA on December 2, 2022. This initiative, aimed at conserving the environment, allowed us to clean various areas in town. During this campaign, Bridget Kaligirwa Kigambo, our team leader, shed light on pressing issues like gender-based violence, emphasizing the need for youth to raise their voices on these matters. The campaign also facilitated discussions on HIV/AIDS, showcasing how sports can be a powerful tool for community awareness.
Impact Market: Digital Transformation for Poverty Eradication
Our efforts extend into the digital realm with "Impact Market," a digital platform designed to combat poverty, particularly benefiting individuals with smartphones. Through this program, we've empowered 29 members, each receiving direct financial support of $5 per week, a sum that directly reaches the beneficiaries. This program plays a crucial role in supporting women and girls affected by poverty within their communities.
Impact Market not only provides financial aid but also encourages financial responsibility by stipulating a minimum withdrawal of 50,00ugx. The key objectives of this fund include poverty eradication, promoting savings among women, and facilitating small business startups to empower them economically. Challenges include some women facing difficulties using the application and occasional forgetfulness to claim weekly benefits. Moreover, since it's accessible via smartphones, many women affected by poverty, lacking access to such technology, face hurdles in participating..
Our Collective Purpose
Our initiatives in social enterprises are driven by a shared purpose:
Empowering Through Environmental Action: Green Shero helps conserve the environment while creating income opportunities. Digital Transformation for Poverty Eradication: Impact Market directly supports women and girls affected by poverty.
Celebrating and Empowering Women: Events like "Women in Business" showcase and empower women in various fields. We are dedicated to supporting girls in generating income for their basic needs, providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive. Together, we create a brighter, more inclusive future.