Income Generation Activities for HIV infected and affected Women

Recognizing the centrality of poverty alleviation to the attainment of the MDGs targets and HIV prevention, care and support, NACA through the MDG project supported the training and grant making for vulnerable women. Under this intervention, a total of 78 vulnerable women were empowered to establish income generating activities (IGA). The empowerment included 3 months training in vocational skills, donation of equipment for their respective chosen vocations and take-off grant for each trainee. This intervention specifically supported widows, displaced women and households, female sex workers and households affected by HIV. Summary of skills acquisition supported were: Tailoring (22 persons); knitting and soap/detergent making (8 persons); catering (25 persons); beads making (4 persons); hair dressing (14 persons); tie and dye (5 persons).

Table 5: NACA – MDG Income Generating Activity for Vulnerable Women (2013)

Vocation Equipment donated Cash Grant Number of Beneficiaries
Tailoring Sewing Machine, Sewing Materials, Iron, Scissors, Table & Chairs, Measuring tape and Threads  

N 50,000


22 women

Catering Gas Stove, Show Glass, Table & Chairs, Toaster and Bowls N 50,000 25 women
Beads making Beads, Fishing Line, Pliers and Cutter N 50,000 4 women
Tie & Dye Clothing materials, Chemicals and Bowls N 50,000 5 women
Knitting and Household detergent production Knitting Machine, Thread, Table & Chairs, bowls and chemicals N 50,000 8 women
Hair Dressing Dryers, Washing Basin, Rollers, Mirrors, Tables and Chairs N 50,000 14 wome