Local women were trained in HIV/AIDS education, nutrition and empowerment. These women are taking the lessons to other villages, distributing seeds for planting, and feeding malnourished children.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
20 years of war has devastated N. Uganda. The disruption of the family has led to loss of traditional culture resulting in abuse, domestic violence, alcoholism, & even higher rates of HIV/AIDS. More than 1 million Acholi have lived in refugee camps & are only now able to return to their homes. Women and girls have born the brunt of this. Food & Education can improve the future of everyone in the family. This project can benefit up to 10,000 individuals.
How will this project solve this problem?
30 Acholi women have been trained to educate their peers in HIV/AIDS safety, nutrition, and women's empowerment; to form community groups to assist vulnerable children; and to provide counseling for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Potential Long Term Impact
Community stabilization will benefit from the organization and education of women who are most often the head of household. Their children will have increased knowledge and opportunity.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,300
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,700
Total Funding Goal: $10,000