Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT), one of Pepal’s first NGO partners in Uganda, was honoured to receive the Ugandan presidential seal of approval in 2015 for their outstanding work.
His Excellency the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni awarded Margaret Nakato, KWDT Coordinator and founder, a medal in recognition for her devotion and contribution to improving the lives of rural women in Mukono District, Uganda.
KWDT’s approach to increase rural women’s access to productive resources through revolving schemes has been recognized by the Ministry of Water and Environment and KWDT approach will be funded by the Ministry to scale up rainwater harvesting in Uganda.
This certainly isn’t the first time KWDT’s work and crucial impact has been acknowledged - the organisation has also received attention on the international stage. At the RIO+ 20 Summit in 2012, KWDT was awarded the “Women Good Practice Award” in Rio de Janeiro and, in 2012 won the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize during the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France for engaging rural women to increase their access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene.