Support the self-determination for women in Gulu

by Volunteer Action Network


Volunteer Action Network (Vac-Net) provides microfinance and educational opportunities to women recovering from brutal violence and poverty in northern Uganda. Our goal is poverty alleviation, increased human and food security and women's empowerment. Our intervention focuses on three areas in addition to economic development: literacy, leadership and health, as a way of addressing the systemic inequities that women face in post-conflict environment.
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Volunteer Action Network with women in post conflict northern Uganda thru microfinance loans and educational programs, supporting self- determination, self-expression and poverty reduction it seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives. Women in northern Uganda faced violence and poverty for over 23 years; many of our clients are former child soldiers, sex slaves who need economic activity and education to create a brighter future


Thru community based strategies, women are given the tools necessary to alleviate extreme poverty, facilitating sustainable human development and empowerment. Women are given small loans to create businesses, along with educational opportunities, including literacy, health and leadership trainings. Our micro Credit program focuses on women in borrowing groups, using the ideas of collective responsibility, community participation, and the desire for self-determination and self-expression.

Long-Term Impact

Our program uses a microcredit loan and financial literacy training to address systemic issues of poverty and marginalization, focusing on women and families. By providing economic activity and offering trainings focused on social capital building, we are changing the landscape of northern Uganda. women and families recovering from brutal violence and extreme poverty will create and determine their own future.


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Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda
$1,670 raised of $15,000 goal
7 donations
$13,330 to go
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