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Home of Restoration in Uganda

by WE International Inc.
Home of Restoration in Uganda
Home of Restoration in Uganda
Home of Restoration in Uganda
Home of Restoration in Uganda

Summary

This project would help fund the construction of WE International's Home of Restoration in Uganda, which will be a safe space for human trafficking survivors and former prostitutes in participating in our Women-At-Risk program. The Home will house 20 women and serve as many as 100-150 who go through the program. Services and resources will be provided for the women to feel empowered, cared for, and find hope.

$5,070
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Human trafficking is a significant problem in East Africa, with many women & girls being forced into sexual slavery and a life of abuse. For other women, due to lack of economic opportunity, prostitution is the only viable source of income. This subjects women to risks including HIV/AIDs, STDs, etc. There is not only a lack of resources for women who have survived being trafficked or escaped the prostitution business, but lack of support. This Home of Restoration will change that.

Solution

At the Home, WE will provide vocational skills training so the women can become more independent & generate more income opportunities. Skills being taught include, but are not limited to: owning and operating a small business, financial management, sewing, handicraft design, jewelry and basket making, and culinary skills. In addition to increasing their vocational skill set, women will engage in a restorative arts therapy. The construction of this Home of Restoration will make this possible.

Long-Term Impact

Within the Home, women are restored, empowered, and cared for, feeling stronger both mentally and physically. They have the viable skills to make a living through entrepreneurship training, enabling them to provide for themselves and their families. This allows the women and their families to become more economically secure, lifting themselves out of poverty and able to afford basic needs, healthcare, and school fees for the children.

Resources

http:/​/​weinternational.org/​
WE International Home of Restoration Program

Organization Information

WE International Inc.

Location: Madison, WI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WEInternational
David Lippiatt
Project Leader:
David Lippiatt
Madison, WI United States

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