WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND

Rating: 4.98 stars   81 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, International, Women, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 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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EIN 20-8822616
303.520.7656
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended many of this organization's events and truly believe in thier cause. They are very effective in attaining their mission.

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I have heard from women in the campaign who have given detailed accounts of their progress thanks to this org.

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make everyone donate!

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Rating: 5 stars  

WGEF is an incredible organization I have seeing lives change as a result of the work done. It is such a joy to watch an insecure, poor woman be given a chance, and to see her be transformed into a confident, economically stable woman.

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Rating: 5 stars  

WGEF does a lot of good for the international community and I would recommend people check it out.

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Truly an empowering organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The WGEF is an importnat organization because they are specifically working to improve, impower and increase the overall human experience in a population that frankly, nobody seems to care about. Through hard work and assistance, I believe the WGEF can make an impact in the regions they support. The only way there can be change in Africa is through education and the growth of business. Growth of womens business in Africa is espcecially important because they have been the most underprivlaged piece of the population. It's our job as the wealthiest nation on earth to help those that have less. Organizaitons like this are a vital piece of doing that job and they need all the support they can get.

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

through day to day updates of members

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Increase marketing caimpaign, discuss donations to be tax deductions to increase potential donations

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been helping WGEF for three years. This organization is fully committed in creating a systemic change in the lives of the people in Gulu. I have studied many micro-credit organizations and WGEF's micro-credit plus system is the best. An organization well worth servinvg.

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When I watched a woman smile and tell me she went from one meal a day to three and can finally afford to send her kids to school and provide healthcare for them I knew every minute I spend towards this organization counts.

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This organization is in desperate needs of more funds. With more funds we can hire a staff that can help keep it going and give the ladies currently waiting the money they need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

"My name is Betty Ocan a widow and chairperson (Pie-Tek Women Group), I joined the Women, s Global Empowerment Fund in 2008 as a client to receive loans it was my first time and I was just been inspired by my neigbour who was getting the services too. I used to stay and sell tomatoes at home and have to suffer with my stress and all the problems in silence, I had no one to share with, and hardly solved problems that I had. Since I joined the WGEF my life changed, since I have my own group members whom we can sit and share with any issues partaining our lives, infct what I used to think they were impossible, they are! With the help of other group members (women). I thank God for this program that provided me with the opportunity of being a peer counselor Imargin Im a leader who is recognised in the community not only by the women undergoing into the program but even other women in the community, now my home is ever full with visiters (women) who come to share and seek advise from me (who did not attend school) and now I fill I must contest in the upcoming elections to become a political woman, why not? There I will struggle to extend my services and make women more aware of their potantials. With my group we continued getting loans from the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, Im Succeding with my business, seeing it expanding every loan cycle, I learnt to save, and I feel a big change in my life it can be seen even from my physical apearance you know when you have money you will never fear to tell out your views and ideas and people really respects, Im seeing all this with my eyes, I only request that the office continue supporting us and more women in the community in all the programs, there we will have a better generation where women are respected and not taken like properties and tools."

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

through ongoing support, loans and trainings.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The work that WGEF does is both powerful and important, as so many others have said. I think, however, what really sets this organization apart is not the work that it does but the manner in which it does it. It is a simple yet highly effective model that is immediately embraced by everyone who comes into contact with it. By devoting nearly all of the resources directly to the clients it serves, and remaining true to its purpose and origins while still evolving for the clients' needs, Women's Global Empowerment Fund truly stands out among non-profits.

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

the amazing testimonies of the clients and the black and white numbers showing its effectiveness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

After spending almost a year studying community development in East Africa, my view of the kind of work that was effective, sustainable and empowering became very narrow. WGEF is one of these inspiring organizations that keeps me motivated and optimistic about non-profit aid and our ability to impact the lives of others across the globe. Karen, the ED, and the others that work for WGEF really put their ears to the ground, and have created a program in response to the needs of the community. The women in Uganda who participate take pride and ownership in their own growth, success and ability to provide for their families and communities in way they never could before. In this way, it really is the Women's Global EMPOWERMENT Fund.

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many aspects of my personal and professional growth and understanding.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

WGEF is an organization I have been hearing great things about for quite some time. After having the chance to look into their program, meet with the Karen (the founder), and see what a difference WGEF makes in women's lives every day, I am both thrilled and blessed to be a part of the organization. The fact that a small loan can change women's lives completely is staggering. Though women in Uganda are in abject poverty, their strength, determination, and support of one another is inspiring.

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

seeing how women are helped, changed, bettered through microfinance and education.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's truly a grassroots organization. You don't have to donate money to make a difference- your time is valuable and valued.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

significantly change lives and the lives of future generations in Uganda.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Women's Global is an incredible organization that has been bringing hope, economic development and education to post-conflict Uganda. The women who are clients of WGEF are nothing short of awe-inspiring in their dedication to improving their lives and the lives of those around them. With the support of WGEF's loans and the newly established literacy program, these women are a new force for sustainable economic, health and education development in northern Uganda. I'm proud to be part of an organization that is empowering women realize their own potential and then use that potential to impact change in our world.

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

witnessing the impact to lives and communities that can happen when women are empowered.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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