Decades of civil war have left northern Uganda in chaos. Here, fewer than half of all children complete primary education. With youth unemployment at 83%, poverty is rife and young women struggle to survive with little support from dysfunctional welfare systems. Many are forced onto the streets and have to steal food to survive. Robbery, petty crimes and sexual violence become normal…
Your gift can change this by empowering a young woman to start a business, earn an income and escape a life of poverty by:
- Giving her counselling, helping her to manage past trauma.
- Vocational training, in a skill such as cooking, tailoring or food processing.
- The materials and resources required to get her business off the ground.