Kyangwali Women's Economic Assistance
We provide economic assistance such as microcredit loans to impoverished women in developing countries. The intent of this assistance is to help the community escape extreme poverty. Our efforts have been focused on the Congolese women refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
Although our primary focus is microcredit, aid has also included food, schooling, supplies, reading glasses, malaria nets, medicine, communication tools, and two cooperative grain mills. We started a Free Little Library at a primary school in the settlement. Adding books and libraries is ongoing. Currently we are doing two pilot adult education classes, if this program is successful we hope to expand the project to several locations.
2014 net distribution is in memory of Bunana who died in January 2014. Bunana (in green t-shirt) is shown above with her mother (Marina) and sister.