Everyone has dreams, but not everyone has the opportunities to realise them.
Parents have the desire to look after and provide for their children, but many do not have the means by which to do this. We believe that every individual, especially those who are the most vulnerable, should have the opportunity to be able to earn an income and work to improve their own situation in life. We provide training and education to enable people to increase and diversify their incomes. This is to make sure that households are more resilient to economic and environmental shocks. Studies have shown that women are ‘change’ agents as they tend to spend a greater percentage of their income on their household’s welfare than men do. Focusing on empowering women therefore has a multiplying impact on families and the wider communities in which they live. In addition to these approaches, we look to enable market access for business owners through facilitating the set up of cooperatives. In Uganda, this ensures that farmers are growing quality produce, bulk selling and receiving fair prices at market.
Did you know...
- Women are often the most vulnerable and poorest in society. Vocational training can significantly impact women’s empowerment by generating additional income
- Dreams are universal, but opportunity is not
- Roughly half the world’s population still lives on less than £1.50 a day and in many places, having a job does not guarantee the ability to escape poverty
- When one person is trained and equipped to start their own business, they are not only then able to provide for their family, send their kids to school, and start to save some of their income – they may even go on to employ people! The positive impact multiplies
What do we do?
We give vocational training to develop alternative income streams and train entrepreneurs in business management
We facilitate responsible peer lending and microfinance and form and strengthen enterprise and savings groups
We encourage and facilitate market access for small-scale business owners, market systems development with pro-poor business growth and the formation of cooperatives.
Read some of the latest stories below to find out more.
Where We Work
Signpost is currently working within disadvantaged communities, working in partnership to bring about community-driven change.Learn more
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21st September 2018
In early 2017, we started the Pink Project in Uganda after raising just over £15,000 in donations and grants. High girl absence and school drop out rates stood out as a significant issue in the communities we were working in and we wanted to do something about it. The Pink…Read more
4th September 2018
Yes, we have had a fantastic summer of sunshine, but don’t you just want to grab a cosy cuppa and listen to some good music? We did just that on Friday night as we launched our new partnership with Henry’s Coffee House in Dundee. Every flavoured latte that you buy…Read more
4th July 2018
#CoffeeThatCares Henry’s Coffee House in Dundee is partnering with us to help farmers send their children to school in Uganda. Buy a flavoured latte in the month of September in one of their coffee shops, and Henry’s will donate 20p to support Ugandan farmers. We will be able to train…Read more