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Funding for Women At Longevity (WAL) in Uganda

Requested by

Truism

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

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Categorisations

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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Gender issues; HIV/AIDS, TB,...show all (4)

Business sectors

Finance

Disasters

Uganda

Responses

  • Commented
    26 Sep 2011 03:30 GMT

    We have done some research to try to find organizations that might be able to provide you with funding/support and have identified the following that you may wish to contact:

    1. Global Fund for Women - www.globalfundforwomen.org

    The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. GFW grants help strengthen and link women’s funds based outside the United States by providing flexible and timely grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 per year. The Global Fund for Women supports a wide range of women’s groups working to build peace and end gender-based violence, advance health and sexual and reproductive rights, ensure economic and environmental justice,expand civic and political participation, and increase access to education.

    Please go to www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant/womens-fund-criteria for funding criteria. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the grant application form. You may submit a request in any language, by e-mail, fax, or post. E-mail address for Sub Saharan countries is ssafrica@globalfundforwomen.org.

    Contact detail:
    Global Fund for Women
    222 Sutter Street, Suite 500
    San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Tel: +1 415.248.4800
    Fax 415.248.4801
    Email: ssafrica@globalfundforwomen.org

    2. The African Women’s Development Fund - www.awdf.org

    The AWDF Small Grants Program (SGP), currently operates in some selected countries in Africa, namely Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. The objective of this programme is to support small, community/rural based grassroots women’s groups, which are most likely not to have access to any financial support or meet the eligibility criteria for AWDF’S main funding programme.

    Please visit www.awdf.org/the-process/small-grants and download the small grant’s application guidelines for more details.

    Contact detail:
    PMB CT 89 Cantonments,
    Accra, Ghana.
    Tel: +233 21 521257//+233 21 923626/+233 21 28 722006

    3. Mama Cash - www.mamacash.org

    Mama Cash is a grantmaking organisation based in the Netherlands that supports feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women and girls. This year, Mama Cash worked with Ugandan organisations on invitation-only basis in order to revise their processes, but please check back next year for the new round of grants.

    Please refer to this site: www.mamacash.org/page.php?id=2007, for more information about their criteria, past grantees, and their grantmaking in Uganda.

    Contact detail:
    Mama Cash
    P.O. Box 15686
    1001 ND AMSTERDAM
    The Netherlands
    Tel: (+31)20 5158 700
    Email: info@mamacash.nl

    4. Funds for NGOs - www.fundsforngos.org/funding-for-women/fundraising-women-girls-worldwide/

    The website contains a directory of grantmaking organisations and links to relevant articles. Please refer to the website for information about fund raising for women initiatives.

    We hope this will be of help for your work.

  • Contact details exchanged
    11 Mar 2012 04:19 GMT

    Hope Development Volunteers
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Hope Development Volunteers says: Please if you are interested in receiving international volunteers to your project, please contact Hope Development Volunteers- www.volunteerabroadafrica.com