WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND
May 10, 2010
I joined the board of WGEF last year and am now serving as the board chair. This organization is doing a wonderful job of not only providing loans to women in Northern Uganda but also giving them the opportunity to learn. WGEF's classes in literacy, Non-violent gender training, peer counseling all have broadened the women's skills and experience. In addition, the loan fund has given them the ability to improve their economic life. The loans and the education have spread to the extended community and are creating systemic change, not only in the women's lives but those of their children and husbands. It is an exceptional organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the stories of the women whom it has helped; in the stories of the children whom it has helped; in the stories of the community competitions which have helped build the women's self esteem and the community's return to health.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I am the Board Chair and help lead the organization and raise money for our loan fund in Uganda and for the educational programs that we provide the women of Gulu.