Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women

by The River Fund
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Empower Rural Women - AIDS Skills for Women
Nov 20, 2014

Final Report

Unfortunately, last month The River Fund made the difficult decision to retire this project on Global Giving.

The project leaders live and work in a very rural area of E Uganda. Please look at the map below. They were just not able to reliably send in quarterly reports. Transportation to a town (Busia) with an internet shop is expensive and often reached on the back of a 'boda boda' motorcycle.

The project leaders as well as the women and children the project serves have no regular electricity. They have no running water and many must travel a distance to carry water for cooking and bathing. Malaria is endemic. HIV continues to have a strangle hold on this population which is near a border town. The border towns across East Africa were the original AIDS highway and that devastation is still felt.

Women, especially widows, face sexual exploitation, polygamy, extreme poverty, poor medical care, destruction of families by HIV/AIDS and domestic violence.

This project has helped women and families develop stronger families and healthier children who stay in school. They have reached deep into rural areas, training women and men in HIV/AIDS long term survival skills and the network is growing.

Even though this project is deactivated on GG please know that we have not abandoned them. They are still a part of our network of E Uganda programs that The River Fund will continue to fund and support.

If you would like to continue to support this project, you may do so by donating to either of the following projects. Both of the projects below support parts of Empower Rural Women - #2175.

 Empower AIDS Widows - Save a Community (#1015)

Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda (#12259)

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The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
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Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

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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.
   

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