WHAT WE DO
krma-US Partners differs from other development efforts in that it is not aimed at individual achievement alone, but rather works with individuals who have formed a close collaboration. We respect the deep sense of community that gives KRMA, a women’s savings collective in Kobulubulu, Uganda, its strength and cohesion. The women of KRMA believe they can take a bigger “next step” and be successful, if they continue to work together.
krma-US Partners provides the operating costs for an agricultural project decreasing its contribution by 20 percent per successful harvest so that after five harvest cycles the KRMA women will have a sustainable agri-business. With revenues from the Cassava Project, they can pay their children's school fees and reinvest the remainder into the business, buying plows, oxen and other assets to cover each harvest cycle’s 20 percent cost reduction and earn additional revenues.
krma-US Partners teaches women how to envision a future, set appropriate goals and make a plan for achieving them. As the project evolves, our primary focus is the funding, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building. Currently, krma-US Partners oversees the project’s progress through regular communication with its onsite project manager and annual on-site evaluations by krma-US Partners’ representatives from the United States.
Four principles guide our work with under-resourced women in rural Uganda: