Paper Making: Empower 100 Ugandan Women with AIDS



This project will generate income for over 100 women with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, and produce paper for Memory Books to help their children both understand and cope with the effects of HIV/AIDS.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women living with AIDS in Africa face many difficulties, from generating a steady income to planning an uncertain future for their families—even to communicating with their families given the stigma of AIDS. This project, in giving skills for paper-making to 10 NACWOLA members who will train women in their own communities, will provide much-needed income. The paper will create Memory Books, which help children cope with losing a parent, and educate them on AIDS and its effects.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will be providing resources and assistance for the training of 10 NACWOLA women and establishment of the business. Additionally, documentation of the training process will allow for future expansion and marketing materials for scaling up.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project can reach thousands of women within the 60,000+ NACWOLA network by providing skills, jobs, and support of their families through Memory Books. Both the organization and the industry will continue to expand and impact families in Africa.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,060

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,060 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Danielle Berfond

Chapter Leader
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Paper Making: Empower 100 Ugandan Women with AIDS
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