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Celebrating Strong Mothers in Uganda

Guest blogger and Executive Director of the Women's Global Empowerment Fund Karen Sugar shares about what we're celebrating and supporting mothers in Uganda.

This Mother’s Day remember moms around the globe who are working hard everyday to feed, educate and care for their children. WGEF provides women the tools and opportunities they need to create a brighter future for themselves and their families. 

Our program goal is poverty reduction, human security enhancement and women’s empowerment. We offer microcredit loans and social capital building programs to women in post conflict northern Uganda. 

Along with the small entrepreneurial loan, we focus on three areas: literacy, leadership development, health initiatives. Our clients are experiencing economic and social empowerment; women are learning to read, starting businesses, sending their children to school, eating more frequently, and advocating and participating in their communities, challenging entrenched patriarchy and inequality.

Our motivation is the possibility that very poor women can rise above poverty with dignity. We are working to transform the landscape, creating systemic change which will allow civil society to develop moving the entire community forward, enabling women to take care of themselves and their children, rebuild and recover their lives and communities. 

In honor of WGEF, we're featuring the Precious Bracelet which features inscriptions from WGEF mothers in Uganda and supports their work. Learn more here or below! 

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