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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Agricultural Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: Rural community assistance in Africa

Geographic areas served: Kenya and Uganda

Programs: Economic development: help small businesses, such as tailoring, carpentry, food sales, community farms, clean water projects, and construction of homes. Kokoth kataa clean water project: give us wings completed construction of 7 water kiosks resulting in a total of 12 kiosks located throughout nyaoga, kenya. They are connected to large water tank also constructed by give us wings. This project now delivers clean water to about 15,000 people in the area. We also provide training to community members who manage the water project. Building businesses for family sustainability: this program provides business training, mentoring and small business loans. In 2014, 153 families were enrolled in the program, they received business training, loans and grants and on-going business mentoring.

education: provide school fees and related expenses for primary, secondary, and higher education for approximately 250 students. Training in leadeship, business, organic farming, family equity, aids prevention, community health care, literacy and nutrition. Give us wings sponsors the education of 13 young people who live in nyaoga, kenya and 8 young people who live in tororo and kayoro, uganda.

medical care: provide medical care, medical testing, medical treatment, and health awareness through community clinics and health camps. Nyaoga community dispensary: give us wings has continued to provide financial support to the nyaoga community dispensary. The dispensary provided medical treatment to on average 250 people per month for a total of about 3000 patient visits a year. The clinic also partners with the elizabeth glazer pediatric aids foundation to provide medicines and counseling to 290 hiv positive individuals. St. John's kayoro health center ii: give us wings provides most of the operating expenses of this clinic. The clinic employs 8 medical providers. In 2014, the clinic provided medical treatment to over 1421, family planning services to 290 and immunized 1149 people.

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Rating: 5

Give Us wings just celebrated 15 years of working with poor rural communities in Kenya and Uganda to eliminate poverty. Under the direction of community groups Give Us Wings has developed two health care clinics, several housing cooperatives, the Michele Obama School for Women, a major clean water project serving thousands of families in Nyago, Kenya and a business loan program in Uganda. Give Us Wings is now about to embark on a family to family sponsorship program to assure that families have what they need to support the education of their children. The service model supports self-governance and self-sufficiency all directed by community groups. All of the above is why I support Give Us Wings as a great nonprofit.