Mission: To provide financial,educational, business and other assistance to impoverished and disadvantaged people in uganda, especially women and children, in order to empower them to overcome poverty.
Programs: Women's income-generation and self-sufficiency program:assistance to impoverished women in uganda, primarily in three specific women's groups located in jinja,kitgum and agwata uganda. We provide product marketing, business and training assistance including provision of revolving loan funds and assistance with income-generation projects for the women. During 2014, surveying and initial development work began on the land was purchased in 2013. This land will be used for a home ownership program for a selected group of these women. The majority of these women were living on less than $1 per day prior to joining our programs. # served: 202 women with an average of 8 members per household
child and youth education program:educational assistance of various sorts is provided to selected children of our women beaders. In addition, we provide training to both students and parents on important topics. There are several different sub-programs to help the children:1. Child sponsorship program which currently has over 200 children sponsored2. Scholarships for selected students in university or vocational training3. Girls' education initiative to help girls in 3rd to 7th grade at our more rural agwata location excel so that they can continue into secondary school without dropping out to get married. For 2014, 96 girls are in this program. Four are in secondary school.
community empowerment programs: a. Primary-nursery school operation:partner with the community relative to the building and operation of this northern uganda school which has 425 students from nursery through p7,including eleven teachers and three support staff. This school has grown steadily since its inception in january 2010. During 2014, outreach uganda completed a third classroom block. B. Operation of a community clinic in agwata village which serves the 7000 people of agwata and four neighboring villages. During 2014, the clinic began to add the necessary equipment to be able to provide maternity services.