Ride 4 a Woman was set up in 2009 by Evelyne Habasa and Denis Rubalema with the goal of empowering the women of Uganda with social and economic skills.
Alongside the R4W community hub in Buhoma, the organization offers microfinance to budding businesswomen looking to create and build on their own entrepreneurial ideas.
Over 100 women are currently engaged in the scheme in more than 10 different types of business initiative, from second hand clothes stores, to restaurants, to tailor-made dresses and money transfer businesses.
The women engaged in the scheme are focused on covering the basics – supplies for home and ensuring their children receive an education. But if they have the chance, they don’t stop there. They are continuing to invest and grow their skills and ideas. They are simply an inspiration.