Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women

 
$4,655
$3,145
Raised
Remaining
Apr 3, 2012

Quarterly Report

New school uniform
New school uniform

I thank you very much for the continuous assistance you are giving us.

Thank you very much for the money you sent to us on the 9th March, 2012. The delay to acknowledge is due to poor network in my area.  It was Shs. 6,549,000

Let thanks reach all your friends of River Fund and all our kind donors at Global Giving.

Report 123, women, 5 old men and 5 widows, 300 children
How RWEN works

Education: - Through your continuous assistance, we have now covered 152 OVC on scholastic materials, mid-day meals and uniforms.

Health and Nutrition- PLWA:  We have five (5) children who are HIV/AIDS positive. They are still in primary five being the highest class.
They feed at school and we provide all basic needs during school time and holidays and under health care.

45 women who are HIV+/AIDS have been encouraged to go to health centres to get septra (antibiotic used to treat opportunistic infections) and others are on ARVs. Some of them are so weak and cannot get food on their own.             

One epilepsy boy and 5 very old needy are also under day care.

Our activities

We have 300 OVC

Provision of scholastic materials, fees top up, school mid-day meals and school uniforms.

Trained women in basic agricultural skills, improved vegetable seeds, beans, maize, local poultry, keeping goats and planting grass for animals.

Small scale saving scheme like piggery

Our women are now practical.

Long term survival skills

Tailoring and hair dressing is in practice

Lobbying for women income generating activities.

Achievements

Our children now go to school in a big numbers

Women have become very active and creative to live a better life and they are very hard working.

Improved positive living

Sustainable organic agricultural skills and inputs among women and men.

Challenges/problems

There is still inadequate support in areas of treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) care and support.

Slow to reach our sick people due to lack of transport.

Child headed families:  hard to care for them due to lack of money.

Lack of shelter for elderly women.

Slow promotion of girl child education.

Recommendations

Exchange of ideas for children e.g. letter writing to friends from abroad to Africa- Uganda, Busia.
Children we support to get friends from schools overseas through you Jay.

Above all, I wish to thank you very much for your endeavors in assisting us.

Sincere thanks to our Partners, River Fund, Donors and friends at Global giving.

God bless you
I love you
Toppy


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Organization

The River Fund

Sebastian, Florida, United States
http://www.riverfund.org

Project Leader

Joseph Onyango

Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women