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Empower AIDS Widows - Save a Community



A farming co-op of AIDS widows and orphans in rural Uganda is working toward economic sustainability for 100 women or child-headed families, plus local orphans and disabled people, (1600 people).

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In a region devastated by AIDS, widows have joined small plots of land to form an organic farming co-op. With your help, they bought equipment, started training programs, learned solar food processing, opened a sewing business. The work already underway will eventually sustain this community and spur regional development. Right now they need farm animals, school supplies, and tools for children's health. Help these women keep developing their community for a truly sustainable future.

How will this project solve this problem?

4 year plan includes skills training, new crops & markets, food processing technology, tailoring business, anumal husbandry.

Potential Long Term Impact

The goal is to move from subsistence farming to income-generating projects. The project will affect the larger community by improved nutrition, better health, HIV/AIDS education, sustainable agriculture and greater employment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £19,934
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £0
Total Funding Goal: £19,646

Additional Documentation

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


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The River Fund

Sebastian, Florida, United States

Project Leader

Joseph Onyango

Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

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