Empowerment programs play a pivotal role in breaking inter-generational transmission of poverty and shaping Ugandas development. Access to and control over economic resources leads to investment. Most communities in Uganda are highly vulnerable at individual and community levels and are therefore exposed to all sorts of exploitation. YAA imparts practical skills to the members of the communities to empower to enable them become economically self-reliant, healthy and build stable future for them,
Currently refugees are trained to, bake products likes cakes, bread and bans; make reusable pads among others. YAA is organizing communities in groups to participate in Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) and supporting them to offer credit services for their business expansion. This program area contributes to achievement of SDG 1. End poverty in all forms, 5. Achieve gender equality and empowerment, and 10. Reduce inequality among communities