Support a Women's Coop in Uganda

by Edge of Seven

Summary

Edge of Seven supports sustainable women's business initiatives in multiple countries across the globe. Through a partnership with African Development Promise we are supporting the women of the Epaphroditus Cooperative in rural Uganda to access the resources and skills needed start up a business of their own. This project aims to empower a community of women and to help them to become self-sufficient and gain financial independence
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Challenge

Throughout Africa the lack of economic development and opportunity in small and rural communities is a major driver in the persistence of generational poverty. Women do not have access to the resources, opportunities and training to enable them to generate their own income, run businesses and become respected fiscal leaders in their community. In the Wakiso District of Uganda the Epaphroditus Cooperative is engaged in small scale mushroom farming, but have the desire to grow this business.

Solution

It has been proven that putting money into the hands of women has a positive long-term impact on the whole family - their health, nutrition, housing, and education improves which helps decrease levels of poverty. Edge of Seven is working with the Epaphroditus Cooperative Society to provide the education, resources and skills needed to undertake a larger scale agricultural development project which will ultimately empowering the women of the community.

Long-Term Impact

By building up the strength of coops (esp women's coops) you provide additional income to the women in a family. Further you build up individuals to take on the economic development of their families and villages. Women who have a higher earning potential, support their daughters in completing more education, marrying later, having fewer children and investing in water and sanitation in their household -- all items that leave to decreasing generational poverty.

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Organization Information

Edge of Seven

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edgeofseven.org
Project Leader:
Peter Mason
Denver, CO United States

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