Girls affected by AIDS - orphaned and abused by their guardians - are often not given an education and are held in low esteem. These girls often end up married at an early age, squashing all hope for a future where they decide if and when they want to marry, if they want to continue with higher education, and what path they'd like for their lives. These girls need a voice and a chance to grow and become all they were meant to be. It doesn't matter where they live - they deserve a future.
We provide the tools needed to get the girls and young women trained in culinary arts, tailoring, office work, and hair dressing. Stoves, fridges, desks, hair dryers, stationary, mirrors, utensils, and chairs are just a few of the permanent items that will be provided to the four training schools for the girls. With these in place, girls long into the future can benefit from the courses they will be offered, giving them hope in a future where they provide for themselves, knowing they are able.
The long term impact of this project is huge - girls who never thought of themselves as worthy will become confident, trained women who are able to work and earn a living to sustain themselves and their children. They will have choices of jobs, as they are cross trained and they will have funds to start their businesses because they will have saved during training. The community will benefit from having services offered to them - tailoring, hair dressing, office, and culinary.