Microfinance & Empowerment Programs In Gulu

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund Vetted since 2010 Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


In 2013, Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) continues to provides microfinance and educational opportunities to women recovering from brutal violence and poverty northern Uganda. Our goal is poverty alleviation, increased human and food security and women's empowerment. Our "credit-plus" model focuses on three areas in addition to economic development: literacy, leadership and health. We have had enormous success addressing the systemic inequities that women face in post-conflict settings.

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Womens Global Empowerment Fund reaches women in post conflict northern Uganda thru microfinance loans and educational programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives. Women in northern Uganda faced unimaginible violence and poverty for over 25 years,many of our clients are former child soldiers, sex slaves and need economic activity and education to create a brighter future.


Thru grassroots strategies, women are given the tools necessary to alleviate extreme poverty, facillitating sustainable human development and empowerment. Women are given small loans to create businesses, along with educational opportunities, including literacy, health and leadership trainings. Our Credit Plus program focuses on women in borrowing groups, using the ideas of collective responsibility, community participation, and the desire for self-determination.

Long-Term Impact

Our program uses economic & social program to address systemic issues of poverty and marginalization, focusing on women and families. By providing economic activity to several hundred women, enabling them to attend trainings focused on social capital building, we are changing the landscape of northern Uganda. The virtuous spirals of microfinance are transforming the lives of women who are recovering from brutal violence & extreme poverty & creating a brighter future for the entire communi


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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
$7,745 raised of $15,000 goal
168 donations
$7,255 to go
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