Increased income opportunities for teenage mothers: Approximately 83% of the teenage mother’s targeted households
reported to have no income source during the beginning of the project; this has reduced to 42.5% at the end of
May 2022. The general improvement in income generation is linked to the VSLA youth groups formed, which increased
access to credit from VSLA Cumulative Loans of $3,500 (UGX 12,600,000/=) used for running micro-business.
Teenage mothers’ members can now borrow money and start a business without many challenges. The enterprises
created include: fish selling, general merchandise, milling flour business, piggery, goat selling, butchery,
saloon, bakery, bee keeping, produce buying and tricycle operation. The higher increment is attributed to access
to loans through VSLA methodology and mentorship provided by AYADO staff. Also, AYADO successfully completed
disbursement of revolving fund exercise to 100 abandoned and vulnerable teenage mothers. AYADO teamed up with Abarilela
Sub County Community Development officials and transferred startup revolving fund worth UGX 3 million ($833).
This was delivered to 5 groups in the field to facilitate running the group and individual businesses among teenage mother beneficiaries.
The businesses are: tailoring, goat selling, grocery, saloon, bakery, horticulture, tailoring and farming.