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Empower AIDS Widows - Save a Community

 
£20,317
£10,511
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Together we can break the cycle of poverty and disease by empowering AIDS widows, orphaned and other vulnerable children, disabled children and adults and child-headed households. Help us help them by working toward economic sustainability through improved farming skills, vocational training, better seeds for better health and kitchen gardens, training in HIV counseling and long term survival skills.

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: £20,317
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £10,511
Total Funding Goal: £30,828

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

The River Fund

Sebastian, Florida, United States
http://www.riverfund.org

Project Leader

Joseph Onyango

Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower AIDS Widows - Save a Community
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