“When Best Ayiorwoth was just 19, she started a microcredit business in northern Uganda that would go on to help hundreds of women and young girls. GIPOMO provides micro-loans to women with small businesses so that they can keep their children, especially girls, in school. Ayiorwoth has personal experience of how families often only choose to send boys to school when they can’t afford to send all their children.
In 2013 she won first place and $25,000 in the Anzisha Prize.
"Winning the Anzisha Prize helped broaden my organisation’s structure. It also helped advertise what we do. For example, it became the focus of the Ugandan media and that helped people know about it. It also created a number of networking opportunities so I’m able to get different kinds of help from different people, from different departments.”
Ayiorwoth’s goal is to expand GIPOMO across Uganda and eventually into other African countries.“ 👑💪👏 #luvyourmane #celebrateblackexcellence #africanexcellence #blackhistorymonth