20 years of war has devastated N. Uganda. The disruption of the family has led to loss of traditional culture resulting in abuse, domestic violence, alcoholism, & even higher rates of HIV/AIDS. More than 1 million Acholi have lived in refugee camps & are only now able to return to their homes. Women and girls have born the brunt of this. Food & Education can improve the future of everyone in the family. This project can benefit up to 10,000 individuals.
30 Acholi women have been trained to educate their peers in HIV/AIDS safety, nutrition, and women's empowerment; to form community groups to assist vulnerable children; and to provide counseling for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Community stabilization will benefit from the organization and education of women who are most often the head of household. Their children will have increased knowledge and opportunity.