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Review for WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Women's Global has helped change the lives of women and their families in Gulu, Uganda. Through training women and providing them the funds to start businesses, Women's Global has empowered women and provided them with a way to earn money for their family. It is amazing to see the confidence these women develop as their businesses grow. Gulu needs Women's Global!

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?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am amazed at how much WGEF is able to accomplish with their funds. They continually are changing the lives of women in Northern Uganda, which impacts the whole family! The stories of women becoming empowered to start their own businesses, thereby providing food and stability for their families is inspirational!

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?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) continues to grow and change the lives of women in Northern Uganda. 2011 has been a big year for WGEF. They expanded their loan program to include agricultural loans, a critical tool in addressing the rising food prices worldwide. Additionally in 2011, lifetime dollars lent out surpassed $100,000 and the default rate remains at 0%! Five WGEF clients ran for regional political offices and three won the race, enabling women a seat at the table and a voice in policy development! WGEF continues to empower women and thereby their families in Uganda.

Role:  Board Member & I complete quarterly progress reports.

Review for WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer, donor, and eventually a Board Member for this phenomenal organization. I have been to Gulu, Uganda both before and after Women's Global started working there and the difference this organization has made is amazing! They have transformed the attitude of Ugandan women from one expecting people to give things to them to one of empowerment, self-confidence, and a desire to change their own lives. I have watched women learn to read and write, learn how to handle domestic violence issues, and start businesses. In particular, Grace was a women I knew in Gulu before Women's Global even existed. She was very quiet, with empty eyes and was always asking what I could give her - money for her daughter to go to school, money for medicine, etc. Two years later, after receiving a loan from Women's Global, I saw Grace again. This time, she was a confident women with joy-filled eyes. She didn't ask me for a thing, but told me about her business and how it was changing her life. Grace is now a peer-counselor, helping other women succeed in their businesses. There are so many more women out there, just like Grace, who are being reached by Women's Global and given a chance to change their own life!

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

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.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, both in the U.S. and in Uganda. The program manager in Uganda is such a mentor to the women, providing not just business support, but emotional support as well. They are a huge part of why WGEF is so well respected by the community they serve

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

completely change Uganda! So many women could receive loans to start businesses, could learn to read and write. With that much money, current programs could be expanded and new ones could be started - all the empower women and change lives!

Ways to make it better...

All of my experiences with WGEF have been phenomenal! They are a solid organization that is changing lives.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding! But that is the nature of non-profits!

One thing I'd also say is that...

WGEF is an amazing, well-run organization, that is impacting the women it serves and transforming lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Helped with dental clinic to clients, complete quarterly status reports, create financial reporting guidelines for Uganda office, various ad hoc tasks.