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Realizing the challenges of other women especially widows, 3 women in 1991, initiated the idea of forming an organisation with the aim of improving the livelihood of women, orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) especially those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to live a life of dignity where they fully enjoy their rights in the urban slums of Kawempe Division Kampala District. The idea was welcomed and embraced by 10 widowed women and formed an organisation which was named Makerere Women Development Association (MAWDA).