Womens Global Empowerment Fund

Rating: 4.98 stars   94 reviews

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

Location: PO Box 6283 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-8822616
303.520.7656
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Rating: 4 stars  

Open minded and feel actually helpful to all indiviuals, especially women

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Great way to empower woman. A wonderful alternative to institutional lending companies. Helping woman help themselvesand acheive their dreams.

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

have heard about its impact

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

start a health campaign

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fabulous organiztion!!! Way to empower women and our global families.

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Read about all the progress

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Put them on more sites.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fabulous organiztion!!! Way to empower women and our global families.

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

Read about all the progress

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

Put them on more sites.

 
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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.

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

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

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

make everyone donate!

 
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

 
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