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Kawangware community and its environs is a metropolitan community where its members are low and middle-income earners. However, the bigger percentages of this population live in abject poverty; below a dollar a day for a family. This among other factors has seen the increase of street children and other vulnerable children in the society.

Various initiatives have been set up to assist the street and vulnerable children of the society which has proved to be worth the cause. However, the underlying causes (poverty and ignorance) of street children and vulnerable children still remain and the cycle continues for generations.

That is why FIKISHA seeks to address the underlying causes of poverty and not just treat the symptoms. The empowerment of the community to develop their creativity and talents into a profitable venture will make this dream come true. This being so, FIKISHA had its First Community Business Training on 30th September and 1st October 2011. The aim of the business training was to challenge and empower the community to use their creativity (talents, skills and education) while cooperating and networking with others to be self-reliant. The objectives were:

i. Empower the community members to use their skills, talents and education to become self-reliant.

ii. Reduce the poverty levels of the community members

iii. Educate the community on business matters.

iv. Create a chain of community network where members share ideas, cooperate, and assist each other to be self-reliant.

The meeting was attended by over 25 people who were FIKISHA family members, community members, mentors and bigger mentees from Kawangware community and its environs. They had the opportunity to interact, share ideas and learn ideas on how they can become self-reliant. This created awareness to the participants of their potentials and harness their skills and ideas to be more productive economically. Consequently the menace of poverty will have been tackled hence a permanent solution towards the reduction of the street and venerable children of the society who live in poor economic states.

James Muchunguzi