Feed, Educate, Empower Acholi Women and Girls

by The River Fund

Summary

Local women were trained in HIV/AIDS education, nutrition and empowerment. These women are taking the lessons to other villages, distributing seeds for planting, and feeding malnourished children.
$10,000
total goal
$5,968
remaining
54
donors
1
monthly donor
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Organization Information

The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riverfund.org
Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda