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Empowering the next generation of Ugandan women
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Empowering the next generation of Ugandan women
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Our Mission

Set Her Free equips Uganda’s most vulnerable girls and young women with the knowledge, skills, and resources that they need to build their resilience, lead self-determined lives, and make informed sexual reproductive health choices, forever breaking the cycle of poverty.


For Ugandan females, choice is a luxury.

Just being a female poses risks in Uganda that are unimaginable in developed countries. A girl growing up in Kampala’s urban slums may face a future where she must drop out of school due to the high cost of education, sexual exploitation, or gender discrimination. Many girls are at risk of domestic violence and abuse from perpetrators in their family or community.  

For these women, proper education and vocational training offer access to choices. This, along with the empowerment of women and girls, proves to be one of the greatest drivers of independent economic growth and social stability. Set Her Free proudly focuses on helping to unleash the potential of women and girls in Uganda.


The right tools enable vulnerable young women to make their own choices and lead self-determined lives.

Our vocational skills training focuses on developing valuable, in-demand skills and prepares students for the unique challenges of Uganda’s economic climate

We teach young women to braid, to style, and to treat hair from our expert teachers. With this program, they can gain in-demand life skills and start their own businesses.
Our beauty programs include teaching young girls application techniques for face and eye makeup, equipping them with the opportunity to pursue makeup later in their professional lives.
Learning to sew by hand and by machine not only allows young women to create their own clothes but also to create their own clothing businesses in their paths to financial independence.
After learning the precise measurements and methods of baking, young girls and women can earn money by selling their goods in Kampala and other areas of Uganda. ​
Business Skills
Girls at SHF are encouraged to work together to develop leadership skills such as organization, communication, teamwork, and decision-making. These skills will be useful in developing their independence and carving out their own life paths.
Customer Skills
Students are taught to consider and value the customer experience by developing their customer service skills by interacting and practicing on each other. This allows them to create appealing and successful businesses. ​

Hear from Robinah Sarah Muganzi, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Set Her Free.

Young women like Glorious and her baby Grace are paving the way for the next generation.
Glorious was an abused runaway who struggled to raise a baby on the streets until she found a home at Set Her Free. Glorious was able to study at boarding school with her SHF sisters, while Grace was in daycare. Both mother and daughter now have the chance to start fresh.


You can help transform a young woman’s future.
100% of your contribution will go directly to education, training, housing, or sponsorship.