Asset Building Financial Inclusion Working Paper

Economic Empowerment as a Health Care Intervention Among Orphaned Children in Rural Uganda

This study evaluated an economic empowerment intervention to reduce HIV risks among orphaned children in Uganda. Children (n=97) were randomly assigned to receive an economic intervention or to a control arm. Data obtained at baseline and 12-month follow-up revealed differences on HIV prevention attitudes, educational plans, and child-caregiver relationship for intervention arm children relative to control children. Findings lend support to use of economic empowerment interventions for HIV risk reduction among orphaned children.

Project: Global Assets Project


Ssewamala, F. M., Alicea, S., Bannon, W. M., & Ismayilova, L. (2006). Economic empowerment as a health care intervention among orphaned children in rural Uganda (CSD Working Paper No. 06-16). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.