Uzima means "Life"
Uzima is a multi-dimentional approach geared towards the mitigation of the adverse effects
in and associated linkages of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for its beneficiaries by enhancing
their capability forprevention and response, and their capacities against GBV, HIV/AIDS,stigma,
poverty and social exclusion.
Since its inception and through community outreaches and campaigns, Uzima has directly
impacted over 4,000 families, and over 10,000 people have been indirectly influenced by its activities.
Vocational skills training to equip the vulnerable men and women with practical
knowledge to be able to create or seek employment (fashion and design, electrical
and solar installation, catering and adult literacy for the illiterate.)
Livelihood support to increase the level of income in households for our beneficiaries
to lead a decent life (greenhouse and poultry farming, beneficiaries share profit after
selling of their produce, income generating activity support either through soft loans
or business skills training and constant follow ups.
Psychosocial support, individual counselling, group counselling.
Safe spaces for beneficiaries to access safe and non-stigmatization multi-sectoral GBV
Legal aid through referrals for survivors of gender-based violence, network with legal
organization that offer free services.
Nutritional support for persons living with HIV/AIDS to boost their health.
Medical support for survivors of gender-based violence and persons living with HIV/AIDS
HIV testing services
Awareness creation on gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS and women empowerment through
school outreaches, community conversation, trainings and forums.