Karamoja Women In mining Development
Karamoja Women In mining Development(KWIMD)
Karamoja Women in Mining Development (KWIMD) Project was a two-year project funded by Bread for the World from 2014-2016. The project targeted majorly women Artisanal and Small-Scale miners in the Sub-Counties of Rupa and Tapac Sub-Counties in Moroto District, Karamoja Sub-region.
Its main aim was capacitating Women Artisanal Miners to engage in profitable, responsible mining and extended business activities aimed at reducing poverty.
Reaching the goal through increased incomes and socio-economic benefits for women miners from Artisanal & Small scale Mining of gold, limestone and marble in target areas; Increased number and effectiveness of Women ASM organizations; Transfer skills and know-how to women artisanal miners in support of better performing and safer operations, environmentally responsible and appropriate mining practices.; Reduced environmental degradation and number of occupational accidents and injuries among the women miners in target ASM areas.