African Women Rising, a small non-profit with big impact, was launched in 2006 in Santa Barbara and Uganda to empower women after war by providing technical skills and support for success via education, agriculture, and micro-finance training.
- Women are powerful agents of change
- Sustainable impact comes from within a community
- Simultaneous action creates synergy & sustainability
Keeping Girls in School
Our Girls’ Education program has helped Gladys to stay in school. Girls her age face many obstacles in completing their education. They are expected to help at home, to collect water, to find firewood. Once the girls get their period they miss even more school days, as they don’t have sanitary pads. Unfortunately, most girls only reach 3rd of 4th grade.