Paper Making: Empower 100 Ugandan Women with AIDS

by University of Pennsylvania Chapter, Nourish International

Summary

This project will generate income for over 100 women with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, and produce paper for Memory Books to help their children both understand and cope with the effects of HIV/AIDS.
$1,060
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Women living with AIDS in Africa face many difficulties, from generating a steady income to planning an uncertain future for their families—even to communicating with their families given the stigma of AIDS. This project, in giving skills for paper-making to 10 NACWOLA members who will train women in their own communities, will provide much-needed income. The paper will create Memory Books, which help children cope with losing a parent, and educate them on AIDS and its effects.

Solution

We will be providing resources and assistance for the training of 10 NACWOLA women and establishment of the business. Additionally, documentation of the training process will allow for future expansion and marketing materials for scaling up.

Long-Term Impact

This project can reach thousands of women within the 60,000+ NACWOLA network by providing skills, jobs, and support of their families through Memory Books. Both the organization and the industry will continue to expand and impact families in Africa.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nourishinternational.org
NACWOLA
Africa Rising NACWOLA Profile
Health Link
Plan USA

Organization Information

University of Pennsylvania Chapter, Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​nourishinternational.org/​
Project Leader:
Danielle Berfond
Chapter Leader
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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