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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: To improve the social and economic status of impoverished women. Vision - To help impoverished women and their families generate more income, become community role models, and have more fulfilling lives.

Results: Peopleweaver's focus has been on the Congolese women living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Although Peopleweaver’s primary focus is microcredit, aid has also included food, schooling, supplies, reading glasses, malaria nets, medicine, communication tools, and two cooperative grain mills. We started a Free Little Library at a primary school in the settlement. Adding books and libraries is ongoing. At the repeated request of the microcredit women we started adult education classes, both women and men attend these classes. We have given approximately 150 microcredit loans; this includes loans to individuals as well as groups. In 2008 we gave loans to 20 individual women who have since started working together forming their own club called “Tuungane” (Swahili for “come together”). Tuungane farms together, manages the grain mill Peopleweaver granted them in 2009 – among other activities. They divide profits among themselves while investing the balance on future projects. Tuungane has even given their own microcredit loans within the community. Likewise another group of microcredit women living some distance from Tuungane formed their own group. We are aware of several strong women’s groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our future goals are to provide microcredit loans to these groups. We also have plans to target a few girls to attend school in the DRC.

Target demographics: women, children, community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 individuals, 450 children, 150 students

Geographic areas served: Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Programs: Although our primary focus is individual and group microcredit, aid has also included food, schooling, supplies, reading glasses, malaria nets, medicine, communication tools, and two cooperative grain mills. We started a Free Little Library at a primary school in the settlement. Adding books and libraries is ongoing. Currently we are doing two pilot adult education classes, if this program is successful we hope to expand the project to several locations.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Katharine W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Jeanne Ratzloff several years ago at a street fair in Niwot, Colorado. She was selling the necklaces and baskets for refuges (women and orphans in Uganda). I had a small jewelry shop at the time and took aome of her product into my shop. I found the goods to be excellent, well worth the $10.00 per strand for the long necklaces. My favorites however were the hand woven baskets. The monies taken in by this organization are used only minimally for administrative purposes, and the Ratzloffs supplement a great deal from their own money. I support their work and the benefits given to the women and children of this camp. Katharine W.

Jennifer Kane R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is exactly the type of non profit organization that can make a difference. A small group of individuals in one country removing obstacles for folks in another community across the globe. Everyone involved benefits.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

people weaver is a non profit organisation that help women and orphans to overcome poverty more especially in refugee camp for example in uganda.peaple weaver also provides education to adults and young ones who with no support frOm any where.i my self am the beneficiary of peopleweaver that heLped me to raise up my self and .most of the women in my community who had lost hope of life after the war of DRC.there for hope came back to many through peopleweaver.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Peopleweaver is doing great work to lift people from the poverty

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Peopleweaver is a non profit organization which has changed the lives of widows and orphans in kyangwali refugee settlement through micro-loan.it has also provided education to udults who did not get the chance of going to school to learn how to read and write English when they ware still young. Great Job done by people weaver. Big up.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has improved lives of widows and widened on their ability to speak english in uganda. Thank you so much, we are greatful

1 Dorcus D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

People Weaver has constantly supported our work in education advocacy for urban refugees and slum dwellers of Kayole slums in Nairobi , Kenya. People Weaver which has been our major donor, supported our organisation A Million Faces- Renaissance to put up a resource center with a library to serve our community as well as run language classes for the urban refugee children we work with. We have been able to mobilise over 100 urban refugees to join schools and have over 500 children reading in our library thanks to People Weaver.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved with many nonprofit groups over the years, PeopleWeavers is at the top of my list - results, dedication, consistency, honesty, and did I say RESULTS??!? So many lives changed, such a contribution to our world.

2 Sue_128

Donor

Rating: 5

Met Jeanne several years ago. We love what she is doing with People Weavers!

3 Monalisa M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been observing their work over a period of time. They are good and hard working. They should be encouraged so that the people in need get help.

3 Rick43

Donor

Rating: 5

I know the couple that dedicate their time effort towards helping I feel it hard work lots of personal time lost for this cause so please support this