Awamu means ‘together’ in L’uganda, the main language spoken in the slums of Kampala.

We chose it as it reflects the spirit of the networks of determined women we work with there.

We work together to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in their community.

We produce quality products that have a big social impact.

Through our unique model we are helping women and children by giving them the skills they need to transform their future:


  • We provide scholarships to the most vulnerable children to ensure they get the education that will increase their skills and life chances.

Skills and enterprise

  • We provide work so that women can meet the needs of their families.
  • We train mums like Fatuma and vulnerable girls who are heads of householdsĀ to work together and learn skills that will improve their earning potential and quality of life for themselves and all the children in their care.
  • We help give them a helping hand to start their own business and regain control over their lives.

Nutrition and health

  • We break down the barriers to learning and improve the health of children by giving guardians the tools and training to build gardens that will provide a source of nutritious, fresh food for their family.

The result is long lasting and sustainable change for families like Fatumas..

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