COVID-19 is a real threat in Uganda. Takataka Plastics is producing protective face shields for health care workers. Food supplies are limited – many go hungry. Nguvu Dairy is making and selling nutritious yogurt.
The Market Project uses the power of the marketplace and a deep understanding about the impact of trauma to help men & women who have experienced complex trauma and trafficking. We employ and train men and women to start, run, and work in businesses.
This healing work is a vital part of aftercare that is often missing.
Nguvu Dairy, The Market Project’s yogurt production and sales business in northern Uganda, is transforming the lives of those once debilitated by trauma and war. Dozens of men and women sell nutritious yogurt in five towns. The business also boosts the income of 30 farmers who sell milk to the dairy.
Takataka Plastics is a new social enterprise in northern Uganda locally transforming plastic waste into construction materials. Takataka is now making life-saving face shields to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 exposure.
We believe that healing and recovery from trauma and exploitation is possible for each man and woman, regardless of current vulnerability. We offer trauma healing programs to advance survivors’ healing journeys while providing opportunities to work with dignity in a safe environment.