"Northern Uganda is a post-conflict region, where women and children experienced horrific violence and chronic poverty," said WGEF Executive Director Karen Sugar.
She notes that to date WGEF has provided over 14,000 loans, given more than 4,000 women literacy training, and supported women farmers.
With funds from the December 2018, campaign WGEF hopes to reach deeper into rural communities to provide economic opportunities, literacy, business and leadership training, as well as expand its sanitary products access project.
WGEF had recently supplied its clients with safety glasses.
TODAY WE HEAD TO THE MARKET, ANOTHER COMMON workplace for WGEF's clients.
This evening WGEF holds a town-hall-style meeting of community leaders, WGEF clients and others to discuss land ownership by women.
For the first donation, Urban Decay will partner with Stefani and Sugar and the initial funds earmarked for WGEF will go towards:
WGEF is a Denver-based non-profit working in post conflict northern Uganda, providing microfinance, educational and leadership development opportunities for women and families.
Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF
) is a Denver-based non-profit working in post conflict northern Uganda and Haiti, providing microfinance, educational and leadership development opportunities women and families.
By using our proven technology and partnering with like-minded organizations like WGEF we can bring safe, effective, affordable and healthy solar light to places where it is badly needed - like northern Uganda."
The mission of WGEF, Nokero's partner in the Juwa Initiative, is to reach underserved women in Gulu, northern Uganda through microfinance loans and education programs.
Karen Sugar, founder and Executive Director of the WGEF said, “WGEF is very excited to be partnering with Nokero in bringing this solar bulb to Gulu.