Housing & Education for AIDS orphaned girls

by The River Fund
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Summary

To provide education to orphaned & vulnerable children, providing them with the basic skills to become self-sufficient and escape child labor, prostitution, and death by poverty and AIDS.
$17,239
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Orphaned girls are especially vulnerable. Girls are often forced into relationships with older men, sometimes as second or third wives. Others become sex workers, having no other source of income with which to care for younger siblings. Practices such as female genital mutilation, polygamy, and early marriage are prevalent in Uganda. UMOP takes in three girls to every two boys believing that to educate and empower a girl will empower the nation.

Solution

The goal of the project is to build a girls dormitory. Currently, the girls are vulnerable due to the location of the school near an industrial site.

Long-Term Impact

Safe & healthy living conditions will help girls to: resist sexual exploitation, stay in school, build healthier families & communities, access to reproductive education, contraception, & AIDS education.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.ugandamartyrsorphansproject.org

Organization Information

The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riverfund.org
Project Leader:
Fr. Centurio Olaboro
Director
Tororo, Uganda

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