Cutting Poverty Through Hairdressing in Uganda

Not long ago, Carolyn Owonkunda struggled to earn a living selling fried fish on the side of the road. After participating in a TechnoServe program, she was able to start her own hairdressing business and has increased her daily income fourfold, leaving her with more money to support her children and invest back into her business.

How A Young Ugandan Woman Breaks Gender Barriers in a Job Dominated by Men: “I Have to Put in Double the Effort”

Ruth Nabatanzi couldn’t afford to stay in school, and struggled to make ends meet. After a TechnoServe training, she launched a career as a welder, an unusual occupation for women in her country. Now she is earning significantly more income – and breaking gender stereotypes.