Economic Support for Rural Widows Northern Uganda

by Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)
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Summary

Rural women and single mothers are the poorest among women in Kitgum, Northern Uganda. The status of these women is very low. About 90% of these women are illiterate, malnourished, stressed and depressed, unskilled poor agricultural laborers. Their main sources of income are through physical casual labour in the neighborhood, agriculture, charcoal burning and collection of minor forest products.
$35,000.00
total goal
$34,900.00
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
5
months active

Challenge

Many are victims of gender-based violence and torture with limited access to justice and support. They are also victims of 23 year war rapes and abuses in Northern Uganda, HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies and divorce. They are seen ignored and suppressed in the society, deprived to own property and living in poor grass thatch houses without basic necessities of life. With these sufferings many are committing suicides, dying of hunger, anger and common diseases.

Solution

Rural widows and single mothers who are survivors of 23 year war, gender-based violence and HIVAIDS will have access to counseling, therapy, justice and adequate health services. There will be intensive public awareness campaign on rape and sexual assault and others abuses on women, network of violence prevention and human rights aid to the beneficiaries. Women will be equipped with entrepreneurship, modern skills & agriculture for food security status & vocational skills for women

Long-Term Impact

This project empowers widows and single mothers to gain resilience on difficult situations in life while seeking rightful sustainable solutions. They will be engaged in gainful income generating activities, small scale enterprises, Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA) practices, improved agriculture and food security intervention. Decrease of gender based violence and other abuses on women, poverty, food insecurity, HIVAIDS, suicides and death cases.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Solidarity for Rural Development Organisation
Association for Humanitarian Development

Organization Information

Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD)

Location: Hyderabad, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.ahdpak.org
Project Leader:
Khurshid Bhatti
President / CEO
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan

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