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WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND

Rating: 4.98 stars   86 reviews 12,291

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, International, Women, Economic Development, Microfinance

Address:

283 columbine street, #149 #149 Denver CO 80206 USA

Mission:

The mission of WGEF is to reach poor and underseved women in northern Uganda thru microfinance loans and education programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. Our goal is to work for social justice, increased human security and women's empowerment.

Geographic areas served:

Northern Uganda

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's Global Empowerment Fund is a meaningful, thoughtful and multi-faceted approach to alleviating poverty and inequality and assisting in sustainable development. I've had the privilege to work alongside Founder and Director Karen Sugar, both as an intern and volunteer, and in doing so, I've witnessed the transformative effects of microfinance paired with educational and health programs. The women of Gulu are inspiring, intelligent and hard-working, and they act as a constant source of inspiration. Additionally, I've personally gained confidence through my experiences and opportunities with WGEF. This organization, in every way, is fighting for a healthy, thriving humanity and I can think of no greater cause. Thank you WGEF and Karen!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the honor of visiting Gulu with WGEF founder, Karen Sugar, in the fall of 2014. Seeing the work that the organization does firsthand was inspiring - so much so that I joined the Board on our return. WGEF is changing lives in Northern Uganda. They are teaching women how to read, how to generate an income, and how to advocate for themselves. Through all of this they are giving women a way out of poverty and the most amazing gift ever - the power to choose how to live their lives. I am constantly humbled by the kindness and resourcefulness of our clients. Women's Global Empowerment Fund is in a class by themselves.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women's Global is one of the most effective organizations in terms of the long term benefits provided to the women, families and communities WGEF empowers. Every dollar donated to WGEF goes so far, I am consistently amazed and impressed by the things Karen Sugar and her teams in Denver and Gulu are accomplishing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Change one person's life and you change an entire family. Change a family's life and you change the entire community. That's what WGEF is doing in Gulu, Uganda. They are empowering women to change their life--in all areas--family, work, health, leadership, and politics. In turn, the women not only shift, but that bring that sense of hope and possibility back to their children and families as well. This is where the magic happens. It is in these shifts and changes that entire communities are redefined.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I originally met Karen Sugar when I moved to Denver in the summer of 2012. She was so inspirational that I immediately wanted to get involved with WGEF. Since then, I have volunteered in various capacities, including my current role as a Board member. This is a great non-profit!

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As a new board member, I see the positive impact WGEF makes in the lives of women. I volunteered in Tanzania three years ago, and while I was teaching women I felt the impact wasn't enough because women didn't the ability to be financially stable on their own. WGEF starts planting the seeds for big changes through small loans to women. Women become empowered and positivity spreads!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a new board member for the Women's Global Empowerment Fund I am completely blown away by what they are accomplishing with a small budget. WGEF funds women's micro loans, literacy programs, job training and other incredible services for women in Uganda. They have an amazing record of empowering women through loans that are not defaulted on and are truly changing lives. They also have a very impressive percentage of funds that go toward programming, which shows the determination of the small staff they have to change women's lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Empower them to raise more money!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you MMuggs! So glad to be on this journey with you!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I usually fonate to several charities a year, but this one really stood out to me as how it can make a difference. I donated to a friends charity run race for this fund and have been following it ever since. I have done some volunteer work in other countries but reading about some of the stories really made it seem like people are making a difference.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you for your support and commitment to women's empowerment!

Rating: 5 stars  

I met Karen Sugar in 2010 when she was making her presentation on Women4 peace Award. Her speeches touched me and immediately join her program which i started by getting only $100. This has greatly improved my life and my family. I am now running a big hotel in town, all this with support from Women Global Empowerment Fund.

With this i request for more support towards the program so that she can reach out to many women in the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

support and encourage more supporters/ donors to fund the micro-credit plus program because it is the only way that the women in community can bring peace in their homes.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have work for women's global empowerment fund for about 2 years and i have experience a lot as far as their contribution is concern to women especially in Gulu district, a lot of life changing experiences an i am so proud to work with women's global and i would like to appreciate so much mam Karen sugar for all the support
thank a lot
DENIS ABUU

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increased the area of coverage

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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