Volunteer Action Network

Our Mission is to reach underserved women and youth in northern Uganda through socio-economic and education programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives.
May 8, 2015

You are changing lives of 216 women this year

Your support is giving a chance to 216 women who missed the opportunity to go to school as majority  are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual terrorism and horrific violence and poverty, and are now recovering and rebuilding their lives. The project provides an 8 month literacy training, every year giving women the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women. It  includes: employing trained instructors, supplies, child care, lunch all this achieved by your support.  

Clients Quote:

"My greatest fear is no more, for long time I was scared to express my feelings but its no more after attending the Adult literacy learning, I can communicate better with my children and my family. I can chat better with my customer I feel confident when I meet with people to the extent I can look into their eyes leaning is the best tool to change our  lives and I will do what takes to educate my children"

Mary- Client Gulu -Uganda

Mary is a 36 years a former abducted lady who escaped from LRA in 2005 back home with 3 lovely daughters who I don’t know their fathers because of the circumstances they went through while with LRA in the bush, 

We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue bank on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully. On this mother's Day kindly consider to give this project a donation as agift to all mothers in Gulu.

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Apr 28, 2015

You Supported 27 women who will never be poor again

We have suported 27 women on their journey never to be called poor again! The project continues to reach out and successfully change lives and famillies This quoter more 27 piglets were given out. in only 4 month women are  able to sell piglets and pay their children to school, reinvest in diffent businesses.

Client Quote:

"It only started with 2 just 2 piglets and our whole life in the family changed! from 2 I got 6 and sold some to buy goats and chicken now I have 14 goats and I have planted 2 acures of ground nutes, my 4 children are all in school and I pay for their scool fees without problems. interestingly my husband is more supportive now and he reduced taking alcohol we are all happy and all started in a very small way. this is the best way to support families to overcome poverty, the market is a voilable every women shoould try this out"

Kevin Vac-Net Client Gulu.

The project aims at supporting 200 single mothers in commercial pig rearing, marketing, and provide them a set of piglets to start business. Keeping pigs for 4 months enables them to recycle to another member with a piglet to enable community transformation at once. Enabling women to be in control of their own development

We thank you for your support that helps us to is to continue grow this program and we still rely on you to help us reach our goal together your donation is a game changer in women's lives.

Apr 28, 2015

The 213 wonderful women you support start business

With your support we provided 213 microloans to women, trained them in basic skills with our average loan size of $55; we continue women continue d to start and grow their businesses improving houselhold income, nutrition and  increasing food security at the household and community level. All our clients are recovering from a 25 years civil war and are resilint and determined to work and regain their self reliance soon.

Client Quote:

"My  first experience for the loan was really stressful, because I did not take the training so  seriuos after receiving my loan I bought various items to sell at the border of southern Sudan with Uganda, but all the goods got rotten, it was a tragedy to me, but I never gave up. My second group loan, was re-invested back in the business, and made me happy having applied the skillds leant like  book keeping, business selection and improving on my customer care. The small loan means a lot to me and my family".   Thank you all Valentina- Client Gulu

Valentina and is 44 years old, got married at 13 years and divoced  due to domestic violence she 5 school going children all in primary level what is supposed to be free primary Education in Uganda but unfortunately its by policies on paper so she has to look for school fees for the children from market and the garden.

We are greatful to move together in this journey of transforming lives meaningfully your, donations makes all this possible  we are hopeful your donation will pull out another woman today.

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