Beneficiaries under this project are inducted through a 5 month course in tailoring skills. During this training, beneficiaries learn and develop skills in making shirts, trousers, skirts, school uniforms, African traditional wear such as kitengi,gomesi and kanzu.

At the end of the skills empowerment training, the beneficiaries usually have two options:

  • finding employment in an established tailoring business
  • signing up to receive a sewing machine, on loan from KACODE, to begin self-employment. The beneficiaries under this arrangement are expected to repay a small cost every month towards the purchase of the sewing machines over the period of the next 12 months from the time that they begin to engage the machine that they have received on loan, commercially.

Typical Project Costs

A project benefiting 10 members costs a total of UGX 4,500,000 (approx USD $1,600).


  • 5 month training course for 10 members – USD $1020
  • 1 sewing machine with treadle base for 1 individual – USD $120
  • Investment costs for training activity – USD $70