Funding for Women At Longevity (WAL) in Uganda
Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?
Indigenous women , little girls and a few men who benefit from this proposed plan. We address issues such as maternal health, mortality, poverty alleviation and education for girls.
What is your project and how will it help?
The project is to improve the maternal health of indigenous women, empower them economically to support the education of their children.
In order to improve health WAL will partner with local health providers, build their capacity to provide a range of streamlined services on behalf of the project.Sensitization and awareness workshops will be held on various maternal, family planning and diseases prevention issues. Such local health services providers will be given capacity building trainings, medical equipments and supplies. The project intends to acquire these items through in kind donations, including a community ambulance, and attach health worker volunteers to each local identified health provider. Increase the capacity of the women to afford on their own extra reproductive and family planning services and products through offering for them unsecured micro loans.
To economically empower the women unsecured micro loans will be offered. Business and financial skills development training will be conducted, individual business mentoring will be offered. These should translate into many women accessing the micro credit facilities offered as they are unsecured creating unfettered access, many micro enterprises should be started and owned, households incomes should increase at least above US$ 2 per day.
Interest income earned from the micro loans will be re-invested for supporting the education of the girl children. Every six months additional number of girls is expected to be enlisted on the program. This should increase the enrollment and retention of the girl child at school.
How can other people partner with you on your project?
The partnerships are expected to provide funding, others donations in kind in forms of goods and services.
Please detail the resources that you need.
Funds $173,516 for the first year and 166,402 for the second year,assortment of medical equipment and supplies-amount unspecified, an ambulance either a new or used one-amount unspecific