PeopleWeaver is a non–profit organization established to provide economic assistance, such as microcredit loans, to impoverished women in developing countries. Currently, our efforts are focused on the Congolese women refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and in Pader, both located in Uganda.
Although our primary focus is microcredit, aid has also included food, schooling, supplies, reading glasses, malaria nets, medicine, communication tools, treadle water pumps, and two cooperative grain mills. We started a "Free Little Library" at a primary school in the settlement. Adding books and libraries is ongoing. In 2013 we partnered with Ciyota, a local grassroots organization, to start an adult education school. We hope to expand the school project to several locations.
To improve the social and economic status of impoverished women, their families, and communities. To promote hope and opportunity by partnering with people and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through microcredit loans, grants, education, and health care.
To help impoverished women and their families generate more income, improved health, more educational opportunities, become community role models, and have more fulfilling lives.
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To those who think the problems are too big to solve read the Starfish Story:
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. (Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley)