This Mother's Day, consider honoring a special woman in your life by making a donation in her name.
Just $25 provides month-long tuition for a woman to study vocational training, such as knitting tailoring or designing. With increased skills a Ugandan mother can find work and better provide food, housing and medical care for her family.
Ayoo Florence is one such mother. Florence fled to the Acholi Quarter in 1994 to escape the war after the rebels killed all five of her brothers. She is the sole provider for seven children: five of her own and two orphaned nieces. Florence graduated from the intensive designing training program in March and is already using these coveted skills to embark on a flourishing career. Florence is making and designing bed sheets and traveling to Sudan to explore markets beyond Uganda. With such hard work and tenacity, we know she will be able to provide all of her children with a brighter future.
"Slowly by slowly," is a common expression in Uganda. It's a reminder that change doesn't happen overnight, but with consistent and steadfast diligency, great change can come. And together, we can be a part of that change.
Hope and a little help make all the difference. Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.
Thanks to your support, three women, Paska, Estarina and Jennifer, have begun their journey as entrepreneurs and successful businesswomen. Each has completed training in knitting and has received a grant with which they have purchased looms. With these two assets - training and a loom - these mothers are able to set up profitable businesses and provide a valuable service to their community.
In March, four more women will graduate. This time from a demanding course in designing. Each of them hope to follow in the footsteps of past graduates and start successful businesses which will transform their lives and give new opportunities to their children's lives.
Your support is crucial to their success.
Your gift has the potential to create unlimited opportunities and financial independence to help these women escape the hardships of poverty. We thank you for your continued support.
Industrious. There's no better word to describe Anyiri Estarina. She makes beautiful paper bead jewelry, cultivates mushrooms, brews a local beer, and embroiders tablecloths to support her family of five.
For just $250, Project Have Hope enrolled Estarina in a vocational training program to learn knitting, providing her with life-changing, dream-making skills. She is currently employed in the workshop attached to the school in which she studied. Soon she hopes to purchase a loom which will enable her to start her own business of making school uniform sweaters. With her business skills and determined attitude, we know that she will be successful.
Your support allowed her to access this opportunity. Your support means a new life. Your support enables her to send her children to school, create jobs, and ensure a brighter future for her entire community. Project Have Hope will continue to assist Estarina and other enterprising women in the Acholi Quarter as they rebuild their community, business by business, with your generous support.
Thank you from all of us! This holiday season, share the gift of hope by supporting the industrious entrepreneurs of the Acholi Quarter. You can choose to make a donation in someone's name and receive a festive card from GlobalGiving for this personal gift. Your gift is endless in its impact on the entrepreneurs, their families, and the Acholi Quarter community.
Thanks to your generous support of our spring campaign to extend Project Have Hope’s vocational training program, eight women are currently enrolled in life-changing educational opportunities.Abalo Florence is one of the women now studying designing. She is so grateful for this opportunity:Project Have Hope helped to train me and helped me start my tailoring business in 2009. Business is going well, but I want to have greater skills than other tailors in my community so that I can get even more customers. Now, with the help of Project Have Hope, I am taking design class. I really enjoy design class because it makes me a bettertailor. I want to keep learning and growing. Since I opened my tailoring shop, I have been able to buy a new house and help my sister pay her children's school fees. I no longer have to work in the stone quarry. My workshop is in my house now, but it is my dream to make my new house a full workshop and buy a new house for the family separatefrom the business. I want my business to grow big, big, and bigger!With these new skills and Florence’s hard work and dedication she is able to lay the ground work for continued success and give her family the opportunity to do the same. She is a role model in her communityand an inspiration to all of us. To support Florence and other ambitious entrepreneurs to receive loans upon graduation and create an independent, sustainable future, visit our project page.
Thank you for all you have done for these women and Project Have Hope. Their lives would not be same without your generous support. Please help us inspire more women with the knowledge that will help them pull their families out of poverty by making a donation today.
We are thrilled to announce that our project, Provide Vocational Training for Ugandan Woman, surpassed the GlobalGiving Challenge goals in April by over $1,000! We successfully raised the funds to send nine women to vocational training and earned our permanent spot on GlobalGiving.
We will continue to raise funds to provide vocational training opportunities for even more women in the community - our current goal is an additional 4 women. Learning new skills will increase their income earning potential and transform their future and the future of their children. Please share our project with your family and friends.
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