WORI is undertaking poverty and the disenfranchisement of impoverished, illiterate women. Initiated in 2009 in rural Buwenge, Uganda, WORI has provided over 185 micro loans to chronically poor women in eastern Uganda many supporting AIDS orphans. Borrowers boost there small businesses and use their profits to pay for school fees, food, health care and clothing’s. Communities benefit as borrowers hire helpers and advocate for local improvements
WORI will make analyze, qualify, train and issue loans of $50 - $100 impoverished women to start and boost businesses. WORI will organize weekly borrower meetings, conduct periodic site visits, and provide ongoing business training and counseling
Empowering women living in desperate poverty in rural eastern Uganda promotes the countries development from the bottom up. Women become involved in grass roots movements and advocate for social and economic changes in their own country.