Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women

by The River Fund
$4,655 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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.


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
Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

Funded Project!

Thanks to 47 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.

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