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.
Feb 13, 2015

Stimulating potentials

The project continued to provide basic adult literacy training and business skills to 150 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls), in Gulu District. Are currently participating into the program. Learners continues to attend classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of vegetable and animal husbandry for home consumption and selling to improve nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant have learnt the basic reading and write their names.

Our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women every year; To better serve our clients, we continues running 3 learning Centers in Gulu. This has made it easier for women to attend trainings and meetings

Client Quote:-

“I can now travel to Kampala without no worries, I can now read signpost for directions and I can easily communicate in English atleast I can tell where I have come from and where Im going in English. I feel like Im born again”

Marry Learner- Gulu

We hope that you are curious and interested in our program. Understanding that we cannot continue this work without your support, our desire is that you will be inspired by our clients and our achievements and will continue support our efforts.

Feb 12, 2015

Pulling one Family out of Poverty at a time!

The Push me once Project continues to impact and targets vulnerable families. Through this Quarter Vac-Net has supporter more 5 Five Families by constructing more 5 Pen houses and 5 pig seed, still on overage each family in Gulu has 7 members giving us 35 indirect beneficiaries in a Quarter this a big milestone in transforming our community in much more sustainable way pulling one family out of poverty at a time. We plan to continue reaching out to the most vulnerable families with a seed to pull them out of poverty. We plan to construct more 9 pen houses and distribute more 9 pig seed which continuously give us the same multiplier effect of 63 indirect benefices per quarter

Success Story!

“Christine 54 a widow currently taking care of 5 grandchildren Christine before joining the Push me once project was able to afford one meal a day, 2 of her granddaughter were malnourished now Christine and her family are able to feed 3 times a day”.

Our goal is to continue reaching out to the most vulnerable families with a seed to pull them out of poverty. We plan to construct more pen houses and distribute more pig seed which continuously give us the same multiplier effect of indirect benefices per quarter. We need your support to achieve more

Jan 30, 2015

Harnessing the Potentials of Marginalised Women

Working with marginalized women in Gulu, we have seen women work hard, and often completely transform their livelihood, by farming their land and learning best practices techniques for cultivation and animal husbandry. We know that with the right support and opportunities, women famers can be successful producers, able to not only feed themselves and their children but also to improve the livelihood of their households but making profits through selling their produces at market. The income they Use to pay school fees for their children, improving nutrition and re-investing into small business and buying their own land

Client Quote:

Acan she is a farmer and owns a stall in Gulu main market she dedicates the first part of her day to farming in the garden while harvesting her vegetables to be sold in the market. In the afternoon and the rest of the evening she spends it selling in the market. With a loan of Ugx 300,00/= $120 she managed to expand her stall. N a day she is able to make a profit of Ug 10000 $4

Our average loan size is $55; we continue to have a 100% repayment rate, and our farmers a doing outstanding work at increasing food security at the household and community level. We hope you are inspired by our clients and what is possible

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