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Good Bye Slums. Help 70 Uganda Women Build Homes.

 
$240
$18,760
Raised
Remaining

Summary

For seven years, our Jinja women's group has diligently learned business skills and used internally generated microloans to build and expand their businesses. They want to escape the Jinja slums and own their homes. Help them achieve their dream. We have purchased land, & are completing the site plan. Each of 10 ladies need $1900 in down payment money to begin construction of the first phase of ten homes. Ladies who once lived on less than $1 per day will escape poverty forever. Good bye slums!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Most of these Ugandan women are Acholis who have experienced the horrors of the northern Ugandan war that lasted for 20 years and chose to flee the war area only to end up trapped in the slums of Jinja, Uganda. They have worked hard at building their businesses these past 7 years but remain entrapped in poverty because land is expensive and they cannot escape the slums where most live. The slums are rampant with theft, disease, filth, discrimination against the Acholis, and hopelessness.

How will this project solve this problem?

This Home Ownership Project will allow these empowered women who have struggled to send their children to school and to build up their businesses to have a stable life and a safe environment in which to raise children and grandchildren. Once we have the needed down payment money for 10 homes, construction will begin and these women will be able to own their own home free of worry and to say good bye to the slums. This is the last missing link to allow them to overcome poverty permanently.

Potential Long Term Impact

Once all phases of this project are completed it will affect 70 families with an average of 6 people per household or 420 in all. In most cases, this means that the family will be able to move out of the horrible slum area where they have been living since fleeing the war in northern Uganda in the late 1980s or 1990s and finally have a home of their own. They will continue to expand their businesses so the cash flow can pay their home loan, and to develop solid community living skills.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $240
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $18,760
Total Funding Goal: $19,000

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Organization

Outreach Uganda

Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
http://www.outreachuganda.org

Project Leader

Michele Becci

Women's Development Initiatives
Highlands Ranch, CO United States

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