Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women

$4,655 $3,145
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,655

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 $4,655 .  The original project funding goal was $7,800.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Sebastian, Florida, United States

Project Leader

Joseph Onyango

Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women