Women's Global Empowerment Fund

The mission of Women's Global Empowerment Fund is to reach poor and underserved women in northern Uganda thru microfinance loans and educational programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. Our strategy is to provide women with the framesork necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families. Our goal is poverty reduction, human security enhancement & women's empowerment.
Feb 27, 2012

Final report on Dental Clinic in Gulu

In June of 2011, Women's Global Empowerment Fund hosted it's second dental clinic, providing women and families access to critical dental care. Joining forces with a local dentist, our visiting US dental team provided over 150 women and children with dental care.

The clinic also provided supplies to the local dentist who is lacking in equipment and supplies, created outreach and education to the community about the importance of dental care. WGEF hopes to be able to host another clinic in 2013.

This project is now closed, and we are appreciative of all who donated. Thank you.

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Jan 30, 2012

Creating economic activity in 2012!

In 2012 WGEF is committed to providing economic and educational support to women in northern Uganda. We will focus on traditional microfinance loans and grow our agriculture loan portfolio, enabling women to increase food security for themselves, families and communities.

Attached, is our 4th quarter report for 2011. We were once again successfully at growing our program and maintaining a zero default rate. The spirals in our program are allowing the entire community to benefit from our Credit Plus program.

Also, please look at the photos posted on our project page. WGEF clients are experiencing sustainable human development, creating vibrant and diverse businesses. The businesses include: agro projects, livestock, restaurants and food service, child care, tailoring, selling fruits and vegetable in the market, and a host of other creative and thriving businesses.

We hope you are inspired by what is possible for women recovering from a brutal insurgency, violence and poverty. Please continue to support WGEF and the women of northern Uganda.

Jan 24, 2012

Literacy 2012!

Women’s Global, in consult with Literacy Aid Uganda, a national program promoting literacy throughout Uganda, has
developed a program that is effective and responsive to the needs of our clients. “When a woman learns to read and
write, her whole world
changes; possibilities and opportunities are created.”

As of August 2011, 400+ women have participated in our literacy program; 50 women sat for national exams in September 2010,with 100% passing the national literacy examination, receiving a certificate from the Ministry of Education.  Our 2011 training began March 1 thru October, serving 100 women and 97 children. Our goal in 2012 is to increase capacity to 200 women.

In addition we are including child care for one child for participant. Often times this is the only structured program where children are able to participate in a reading and writing and play program.

Our literacy program is one of our most critical offerings; access to basic education is a human right, and the outcomes from providing women this opportunity has been meaningful, relevant and transformative. Women report they are now able to communicate with banking and other officials, help their children with homework, sign their name and communicate more effectively to their customers and peers. Attached is a letter from one of our clients expressing the importance of the program in her life.

Please continue to support this vital program in 2012! On behalf of the women we serve in post conflict northern Uganda, thank you.



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