About Us

Ida Horner

Julie Birigwa

Our vision is a world in which women and girls do not suffer economic disadvantage because of their gender.

We work with rural communities in South West Uganda by combining our country experience, knowledge, and resources with the peculiar issues affecting girls and women. Our focus is on education, skill development and economic empowerment. We aim to be a model organisation, capable of providing a good example on rural development for others to follow.

We engage and facilitate community dialogue in order that communities can articulate their needs. We offer knowledge, skills and resources to build individual and community capabilities.  As a learning organisation, we seek to collaborate with experts and learn from the communities where we are present as to what interventions work best and why.


Let Them Help Themselves Out of poverty (LTHT) is a community regeneration nongovernmental organisation giving communities the tools to deal with day to day challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential and becoming economically active. LTHT is based in Surrey, England and is also registered in Uganda as a Non -Governmental Organisation under registration number 12941.


LTHT was established in 2008 in Walton Thames Surrey by a group of African women in the Diaspora under the leadership of Ugandan born Ida Horner. LTHT has moved from simply fundraising for projects managed by a local Community Based Organisation to implementing projects on its own. The Trustees are committed to the long-term development of the organisation as well as the promotion of its values


As well as practical support for issues we care about, we share our learning via our blog and participation in forums relevant to our field of work.


At LTHT, we understand thriving communities. That's why our programmes are designed with the community in mind. To explore our programs, click on each theme

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Our aim is to ensure that girls and women manage their period in a hygienic way. This involves ensuring that girls and women have access to information about menstruation as well as access to clean and safe menstrual absorbents

Skills Development Initiative

Skills Development Initiative

Our aim is to ensure that rural girls aged between 15-25 that are not in education, employment or training (NEETS) acquire a skill that they can use to either create their own employment or access employment elsewhere.

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

This program focuses on the economic empowerment of ultra poor rural women by providing them with an asset that they can use to start a micro enterprise as well as relevant training on how to manage those assets and run their enterprise.


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