Health
 Uganda
Project #7713

Provide Dental Care to Families in Gulu, N. Uganda

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Summary

Women and families have no access to dental care in post conflict northern Uganda. WGEF's Big Smile dental clinic team will provide critical dental health services for two days, May 30 and 31st.
$2,500
total goal
$1,235
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Northern Uganda is a post conflict region recovering from a brutal 25+ insurgency, creating lack of access to adequate medical and dental care. We held our first dental clinic in 2009, serving over 150 people in two days; in addition we held dental health education trainings for children, providing toothbrushes and instruction. Many people we saw had serious, and painful, dental issues which were addressed by our dentists and hygenist. This type of service provides vital services for clients.

Solution

By providing the two day dental clinic WGEF clients and others will have access to quality dental care. Many of our clients, their children, and members of our community have never seen a dentist, unable to address painful dental issues.

Long-Term Impact

Although microfinance is an effective intervention to alleviate extreme poverty, when bundled with social capital building programming can be transformative. Health is one of our areas of focus, and providing access to quality dental care is critical

Resources

http:/​/​www.wgefund.org
website for women's global empowerment fund
News clip from UBC

Organization Information

Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Location: denver, colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wgefund.org
Project Leader:
Karen Sugar
Founder and Director
Denver, Colorado 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.

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