ChildVoice: Loans for War-Affected Child Mothers

by ChildVoice International
Mar 8, 2011

Child Mothers Moving Toward Self-Sufficiency

Scovia and son Isaac with the hut from money saved
Scovia and son Isaac with the hut from money saved

Significant progress has been made since the ChildVoice loan program began in January. Most recently, home visits were conducted to evaluate each girls’ current living situation and to determine the girls' eligibility for the loans.

Of the 17 girls who transitioned into the post-residential phase in December, 12 of them have already been able to put their vocational skills to use in their villages. One participant, Apiyo Scovia, shared this with us: “Using the hair styling skills that I learned at ChildVoice, I have been able to work with many customers here in my village. With the money I saved from that, I helped my family by building a hut for my mother.”

As a requirement for the loan program, the participants are expected to save money by joining a village savings group, and many of the girls’ have already begun working within those groups and gathering the necessary items for their businesses.

To ensure the best possible chance for success, ChildVoice will continue to monitor and support our participants and prepare them for the acceptance of a loan, which will help them to boost their existing microenterprises and save money for their family’s futures.

To date, the project is 25% of the way to reaching the funding goal of $6000, and we are so grateful for the generous contributions that have been made so far. Before we are able to fully implement this program, however, we still have more fundraising to complete! The sooner we raise the total amount, the sooner we can begin helping young war affected women help themselves to create opportunity, self-sufficiency, and freedom!



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

ChildVoice International

Location: Durham, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​
ChildVoice International
Project Leader:
Conrad Mandsager
Durham, NH United States

Funded Project!

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?

Find another project in Uganda or in Women and Girls that needs your help.
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.