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.
TAILORED SOLUTION THAT WORKS.
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.