In July, Project Have Hope supplemented the funds you helped raise on Global Giving to host a Solar Cooking workshop. Ten women were trained and received cooking bags and reduced charcoal stoves. These women were thrilled to get the opportunity to cook more safely and efficiently - saving their lungs and their money.
The new technology is really catching on in the community. Cooking bags are enabling women to spend less time over the stove, and more time working or attending classes. Participants are more likely to boil their water and ensure that it is safe to drink with the WAPI tool, which lets them know when they can stop boiling to save fuel. The reduced charcoal stoves and solar panel reflectors are saving families money on fuel, allowing them to spend it on food and other necessities. The short term benefits of these tools are changing lifestyles in the community, while the long term health benefits will be lifesaving.
Thank you for all that you have done for these women and Project Have Hope. We are eager to expand this important project. Please consider sharing our project link below with your network.
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 better tailor. 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 separate from 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 community and 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.