Grant awarded to Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF)
The Foundation is pleased to continue their support of the WGEF programs.
The mission of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund is to provide women with the framework necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families. Through grassroots strategies, marginalized women are given the tools necessary to alleviate poverty, thus facilitating sustainable development and empowerment. The Foundation will participate in:
-Credit Plus, loan program, providing loans and training to approximately 200 women. Women’s Global Credit Plus program combines microcredit services with literacy, leadership development, health initiatives and basic business education into a single service, reaching women in underserved, rural and peri-rural areas.
-Healthy Periods Initiative: for supplies and materials. To address the issues around menstrual health, and the challenges women and girls face with regards to access and education, WGEF is continuing and expanding the Healthy Periods Initiative, creating local manufacturing centers in vulnerable regions.
-Literacy: Women’s Global, in consult with the Ministry of Education, has developed a literacy program that is effective and responsive to the needs of their clients. The adult literacy program is not merely about basic skills of reading and writing, it is about providing women with the ability to understand their lives and social environment as well as equipping them with problem-solving skills, family planning, nutrition and parenting information and resources, this grant will support 650 women
-Conference and celebration: Each year at Gulu Women’s Resource Centre (GWRC), a WGEF project, they host meaningful and lively discussions and conferences around topics chosen by the leadership council. In 2018, they hosted a leadership conference focused on identifying and reporting human rights abuses; in addition, they held an event on World Population Day and a literacy graduation for 300 participants. In 2019, they would like to host a graduation again for literacy participants who complete their training and pass thru the examination process. Also, they are planning an event around reproductive health care, including reducing teen pregnancy, access and information.