Our Founding Story
Gejja is a social enterprise, creating awareness about the vulnerable situation of women in Ugandan societies and empowering them to become economically independent, self-determined and able to stand up for their rights.
The GEJJA Women Foundation was founded in 2015 by Atuhurra Angella Marjorie. As a daughter of two school-going children, mother 14 and father 16, she experienced the challenge of feeling neglected, unwanted, and unable to pursue her dreams. At 19, she became pregnant, and She then joined the Social Innovation Academy, a unique learning environment that empowers marginalized youth in Uganda to become social entrepreneurs; due to her passion, she chose to use her pain and past experiences in a meaningful and structured help for girls like her and the women, especially those living in rural marginalized communities. she realized that many girls, young women, single mothers, and widows had similar experiences, for example, lack of perspective and are heavily deprived of the most basics in society. Gejja Women Foundation is a social enterprise creating awareness about the vulnerable situation of Girls and Women in Ugandan societies, thus empowering them to become economically independent, self-determined, and able to stand up for their rights.
Gejja is a Luganda word meaning “Grow Big.” Gejja Women Foundation is a dynamic and dedicated non-profit organization committed to empowering women and girls in various areas, including economic independence, educational support, practicing permaculture and regenerative agriculture, and Menstrual hygiene management. With a strong belief in gender equality and women’s rights, we strive to create sustainable and transformative change in the lives of women and girls worldwide.
We envision a generation of well-educated, economically independent, and self-determined women and girls who control their time, body, and life and stand up for their rights.
Empowering marginalized women and girls in rural areas in business development, educational support, Menstrual hygiene management, and gender mainstreaming.