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About Us

Growing Food in Impossible Places.

   Women Smiles Uganda brings adaptable and affordable vertical farming solutions to underserved communities. Based in Kampala, Women Smiles Uganda was established in 2018 to disrupt hunger and poverty especially among Women and youth living in vulnerable communities of Africa.

   Women Smiles Uganda was recognized as one of the Top 50 Organizations to connect with in Africa by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, won the 2019 Takeda entrepreneurship award, Youth in Agroecology Business Track Africa 2022 award (YALTA), recognized by Obama Foundation,Westerwelle Foundation and One Young World for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contributions to bettering conditions for women, teenage mothers and youth.


Climate change puts agricultural productivity and global food systems at risk. Due to gender inequality, women in Africa are disproportionally affected by the consequences of climate change as they often have no land titles to their names and hence lack the security of an income source. The situation is particularly severe for women in urban slums who live at the intersection of challenges caused by climate change, social inequality and patriarchal structures.

To address climate change, Women Smiles Uganda designs eco-friendly vertical farms and engage our beneficiaries in waste management materials like plastic are recycled for plant buckets and farming units.

Our Team


Lilian Nakigozi


Lilian Nakigozi is an award winning young leader and social entrepreneur who combines passion, innovation and entrepreneurship to make a world a better place for the young people and women.

Lilian holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from Makerere University. She is a 2022 Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, she was also a member of the 2019 class of Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program and is a graduate of President Obama’ Young African Leadership Initiative.

Through her efforts to end hunger and poverty in underserved communities, she has won different awards the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award, YALTA Award, The EVWA Champion award by Bankimoon centre for Global Citizens and she is a One Young World Ambassador.

Joseph Musambaki


JOSEPH MUSAMBAKI is the Operations Director and Heads the Production and Technical department. He is an experienced computer scientist with a Bachelors’ Degree in Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University, Kampala-Uganda. Joseph is also an Agri-Business entrepreneur with 6+ years’ experience who combines
technology and entrepreneurship
to make Smart Agriculture a profitable business for African youth and women.Joseph is also experienced in various aspects of engineering like setting up
vertical farm units and managing high technological vertical farms.

Gloria Nandawula


Nandawula Gloria is a professional accountant responsible for preparing annual operational budgets, financial statements for the organization and providing operational support to staff on expenditure management. She holds a bachelors’ degree in accounting and currently on CPA level 4

Edward Kaweesa

Project Manager

Edward Kaweesa ,Project Manager ,comes on board with 6 years experience in project planning and management. He takes lead in planning, organizing and directing all the completion of specific organizational projects. He is well grounded in the field of leadership,Agroecology, Governance and programmes.

About us

Women Smiles Uganda is a social enterprise established in 2018 to improve lives of women and young girls in the under served communities of Africa especially those living in urban slums.

Contact Us

Head Office ,Uganda

Plot A4, First floor,Shalom plaza,Jomayi-Katale

Tel :+256701775724/


500 Riverside NY,

10027 New York,


Tel: +1(838) 217-1679

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