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May 24, 2012

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1 previous review
March 17, 2011

The WGEF has been an amazing organization to work with. I have already learned a lot about empowering women and making significant differences in the lives of women in Uganda. I have enjoyed my work a... more

May 24, 2012

Working with the Women's Global Empowerment Fund was one of the most amazing and inspirational experiences I have had. As an intern, I was able to see first hand the difference WGEF makes in the lives of women in Uganda. The dedication and passion for the women is apparent in every program and every action of the organization. I am proud to say that I have had a chance to make a difference for women by working with this great organization!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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?

2012

March 17, 2011

The WGEF has been an amazing organization to work with. I have already learned a lot about empowering women and making significant differences in the lives of women in Uganda. I have enjoyed my work and look forward to more projects and achieving the goals of the organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the work that is done is important for women in Uganda.

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

help create more awareness for this great organization

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

I began volunteering with Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) earlier this year. I was immediately welcomed into the organization and feel I have been given meaningful tasks and am a part of the team. I was initially drawn to volunteer with WGEF because their mission of achieving women's empowerment through microfinance was in alignment with my interest in feminist and gender studies. I am inspired by WGEF's commitment to making systemic social and economic change for women in Gulu, Uganda. The voices of participants in the organization are always considered when making decisions about programing. Ugandan women advocated for the issues they saw in their community and WGEF was responsive in creating programs to meet those needs. In particular WGEF has a literacy program, an agriculture program and recently began a drama festival where women use theater as a vehicle to express criticism of the patriarchal status quo. It has been a wonderful experience serving on the resource development committee board and I look forward to my continued involvement with Women's Global Empowerment Fund. -Laura

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 23, 2012

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1 previous review
May 15, 2010

Women's Global Empowerment Fund helps empower underserved women of Uganda with microfinance and education. The mission is inspiring and the results are incredible! I am thrilled to have become a part ... more

May 23, 2012

Women's Global Empowerment Fund does amazing work in post-conflict Nothern Uganda, alleviating poverty by giving women access to education and helping fight for agricultural rights. Their dedication to this country is unparalleled, and the women they serve have seen positive changes in their community that will never be undone. Microfinance loans and literacy programs have been tremendously successful in giving these women the tools they need to earn a sustainable income.

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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?

2012

May 15, 2010

Women's Global Empowerment Fund helps empower underserved women of Uganda with microfinance and education. The mission is inspiring and the results are incredible! I am thrilled to have become a part of this organization and to help create positive change for women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how women's lives are transformed by education and microfinance.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

I have been working with Women's Global Empowerment Fund for about two years. I have nothing but the highest regard for this organization. The work they do in Uganda helping women rebuild their lives after years of conflict is having a huge impact. I was able to travel to Uganda and see the results of their education and microfinance programs. The women there are confident and hopeful. They are able to support not only themselves, but their families. They are able to send their children to school. One special part of the program that I was involved with is their annual drama festival, in which these women write and perform plays that raise important issues in the context of their community. What amazed me was that the plays not only contained important messages, they also were well written as plays, with great characters, stories and lots of humor. I can't say enough about WGEF and the work they do.

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

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?

2012

May 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

The Women's Global Empowerment Fund is literally a life-saving game-changer for so many women in the post-conflict, northern Uganda region. Through founder Karen Sugar's vision, innovation, dedication, and passion, the organization has been instrumental in helping women re-discover their entrepreneurial spirit and acquire the skills and education to support themselves and their families in a region mired in recovery. WGEF gives a collective voice to the northern Ugandan women it serves, not only to stand up for themselves as people, but to embrace their power as women in a traditionally male-dominated society. It's rare to see an organization with such compassion, heart, and soul.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A plethora of Colorado events that let the public see how the women of northern Uganda have personally experienced the results; witnessing personal speeches and stories from women in this region who have turned their lives around through the programs of WGEF.

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

Find a way to get more donors, funds, and employees on board to allow WGEF to continue doing the amazing work it does.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Through 5280: The Denver Magazine, in which Women's Global Empowerment founder Karen Sugar was featured as Denver's Top Humanitarian in the annual Top of the Town issue.

September 8, 2011

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September 8, 2011

My husband and I have made the decision to allocate a great portion of our annual charitable budget to Women's Global Empowerment Fund because of the organization's grassroots efforts and results in assisting the women and families of Gulu, Uganda. Most important to us in the organization's mission is the idea of providing the tools and support for the borrowing clients to sustainably create a pathway to success. I am so proud of what Women's Global has achieved so quickly and truly look forward to following its success and that of its clients for years to come.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

following its progress via quarterly newsletters. I have also successfully garnered support for WGEF from my church, which has chosen the organization as its non-profit of choice.

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

create awareness nationally and internationally for Women's Global Empowerment Fund

September 8, 2011

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September 8, 2011


Women's Global Empowerment Fund is one of those organizations that you just NEED to be a part of. It's a group of people who inspire you to be the best YOU possible,who remind you that others in need aren't a problem but a responsibilty. Seeing your efforts change Women's lives is
humbling...WGEF does an amazing job of focusing on the successes achieved in Uganda rather than the crisis that still remains. Helping these Women find their voice- their independence- their capability, is nothing short of awe inspiring and I am proud to be involved with an organization of this magnitude.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through my board participation.

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

add more board members.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I have now been volunteering with Women's Global Empowerment Fund for over a year, and in that time have been able to see the impact this organization makes, both for women in Gulu, and here in the States. The bond between the women participating in the program and the people "across the pond" raising funds and awareness is overwhelming. I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet the inspirational men and women involved in WGEF!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting the women who have been in the program and hearing their stories of how WGEF changed their lives in so many ways; their families are stronger, they are able to help provide for their own well being, their children are able to attend school, and they have a support system they have never experienced before.

Ways to make it better...

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

Allow for more funding to make a difference for more families in Uganda.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

As a volunteer for WGEF I have been incredibly impressed by the (direct) positive impacts that microfinance has on the lives of the women in the program. I myself am constantly motivated and inspired by this revolutionary concept and the way that WGEF has personalized and improved upon the experience from client to volunteer. For example, their literacy program and peer counseling program have created new dimensions to improve the lives of their clients beyond just the financial aspect.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the education I received on microfinance and the various impacts it has on communities and individuals.

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

I would not make any changes to this organization!

March 26, 2011

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March 26, 2011

WGEF is a very powerful nonprofit organization helping women of Northern Uganda eradicate poverty and empower themselves, family and community. The core focus is to provide micro finance loans for women to pursue business oportunities. In addition, WGEF has created a literacy program which focuses on the educational development of women and children in Uganda.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting the clients of WGEF and seeing the impact the work of the organization has to offer.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help others to understand the good that WEGF has on the impact of women in northern Uganda.

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