Project Have Hope is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that seeks to empower women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda by providing education to both the women and their children and assisting the women to establish business opportunities to promote economic stability and sustainability.
We believe education is integral to achieve sustained success. Our goal is to provide education, at all levels, to each woman. Providing education across the board empowers women and gives them much needed tools to create a brighter future.
The women lack the finances to develop their own businesses and secure their own future, so we help them establish sustainable business opportunities to promote economic stability. Whether it's capital that enables a woman to buy fish and rent a space at the market, or money to purchase a sewing machine for one of our vocational training graduates, we are there to support them every step of the way.
Most of the women are not only caring for their own children, but also the children of relatives who have died of HIV-related illnesses. The women select the most needy of the children and we do the rest by enrolling them in high quality schools. We do all we can to ensure the children receive a quality education that will help them to realize their potential.
In order to accomplish this, Project Have Hope has tapped into the artistry and industriousness of these extraordinary women. The women make beautiful, colorful jewelry from paper. We have developed markets for these individual works of art and use the revenue to fund educational and economic programs. In this way, the women are actually using their skills and hard work to help pull themselves out of poverty.
They just need a little help. Support the women of Project Have Hope today!
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