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Providing land and housing to 100 women in Uganda  
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Project Need: $109,428 Give Now
Funding
to Date:
$5,996 (%)
As of Oct 09 12:12 2011
Theme: Women and Girls
Country: Uganda [View country profile] info
Sponsor: GlobalGiving
Project Needs and Beneficiaries

This project adresses the issue of homelessness among divorced women in Uganda. The current practice on customary land, which makes up 65% of land in Uganda, is that the man controls family property. In the past the clan structure ensured that a woman was not sent off land except when she committed a crime like murder or witchcraft. With the weakening of the clan structure, many women are being rendered homeless. This project will provide a home to divorced women and impact practices on land.

Activities
For each of 100 select divorced women provide: 1. House and garden 2. 2 malaria nets per family 3. 20 computers to be shared by all women 4. 10 protected springs to be shared by all women
Expected Outcomes
1. 100 women and 600 children will be assured of a home and a livelihood 2. The project will make visible the plight of women in the transition from communal to private land ownership 3. 10,000 families will see the need to let women own family lan
Project Message
Sent off 30 acres of land by an uncle after the death of her father, when she received one acre of project land went frantic crying "You women, You women. How can a person give another land?"
- Regina Wamala, beneficiary
Project Contact

Annette Mukabera,

Plot 198
Old Kira Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Kampala P.O. Box 27991 Kampala
Uganda
25641286539
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