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Empowering Single Refugee Moms: CKF Launches Second Cohort of Germaine Initiative



In a heartwarming and impactful event, the Camille Kamanzi Foundation (CKF) proudly unveiled its second cohort of the Germaine Initiative, a groundbreaking program aimed at empowering single refugee mothers in Kampala, Uganda. Eight resilient women received micro-loans to kickstart their entrepreneurial journeys, marking a significant milestone in their lives and the community.


The launch event was a beacon of hope, where previous recipients of the Germaine Initiative came together to showcase their flourishing businesses. Their inspiring success stories served as a powerful testament to the transformative potential of this initiative. They shared their experiences and encouraged the new members not to let this life-changing opportunity slip through their fingers.



Christelle Akingeneye, CKF Regional Director, expressed her profound joy at witnessing the positive impact of the Germaine Initiative on refugee women in Kampala. She emphasized how this program is not just about financial support but also about instilling confidence, fostering independence, and nurturing entrepreneurship.

"CKF is committed to breaking barriers and providing women with the tools they need to thrive," Akingeneye stated. "We believe that when you empower a woman, you empower an entire community."


John Nziza, CKF Project Manager, also shared his enthusiasm for the initiative. "The Germaine Initiative has come at a crucial time. Women play a vital role in the development of our society, and they need our unwavering support. This program is just the beginning, and we aim to reach out to even more women who deserve this chance."

The Camille Kamanzi Foundation's Germaine Initiative exemplifies the power of micro-loans to transform lives and communities. By giving these single refugee mothers the financial resources they need to launch their own businesses, the foundation is not just offering a financial boost but also sowing the seeds of independence, self-sufficiency, and economic empowerment.


As this second cohort embarks on their entrepreneurial journeys, they carry with them the hopes and dreams of a brighter future. The Camille Kamanzi Foundation continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those it serves, one micro-loan at a time. The Germaine Initiative is a testament to the foundation's commitment to fostering positive change and empowering women in Kampala, Uganda.

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