Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women

by The River Fund Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified


This successful program uses personal contacts and grassroots networks to spread information about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as promoting family health and women's empowerment.

total raised
monthly donors


In rural Uganda, women (especially AIDS widows) face sexual exploitation, polygamy, extreme poverty, poor medical care, destruction of families by HIV/AIDS and war. Working with women, we develop stronger families and healthier children who stay in school. We have reached deep into rural areas, training women and men and the network is growing.


Workshops are ongoing, with 35 women each. Participants, who have attended previous introductory workshops, will set up and run their own workshops throughout Uganda, including IDP camps of the North. We teach women to work with their local leaders.

Long-Term Impact

The network of peer educators continues to grow. Benefits include accurate AIDS information, longer survival for HIV+ people, stable families, children (especially girls) staying in school and delaying sexual activity to build their futures.

Additional Documentation

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


The River Fund
Rayland Rural Development Organization
Interview with Lynde Francis - 2000

Organization Information

The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riverfund.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

Funded Project!

Thanks to 46 donors like you, a total of $4,655 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by The River Fund that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.