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Hajjat Faridah Nambi, through her nonprofit called Nambi Initiatives and Talk Show, facilitated a mentorship and skilling workshop for a community of women living with HIV and AIDS in Arua District located in the West Nile.The key activity was tailoring with emphasis on Tye and Dye techniques.
Commenting on the project, Nambi said, “The growing demand for tye and dye fabrics in the textile and fashion industry creates unique opportunities for an alternative house hold source of income for these women that are more sustainable than Agriculture that faces challenges of climate change.”
A UNDP Report published in 2017 revealed that Agriculture is the main economic activity in Arua District from which 80 percent of the households drive their income. However the influx of refugees and prevalent household poverty has contributed to a growth in registered HIV and AIDs cases.
Without proper treatment and dieting which are hampered by food security and poverty reduction challenges, the productivity of affected individuals is greatly affected.
The Nambi Initiatives and Talk Shows are touring the West Nile regions of Koboko, Nebbi, Adjumani and Maracha among others.
The workshops will bring these communities closer to improving household income and their capacity to adapt to and mitigate climate change through gender responsive livelihood opportunities.
Nambi is the daughter of season politician and NRM Chair, Al-Hajji Moses Kigongo. She announced her candidacy for Woman MP Kampala 2021 last year.