PeopleWeaver

Joined Mar 2011
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About Me

Since 2008 I have worked with Congolese women refugees living in the Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. In 2009 I created the US non-profit peopleWeaver. We provide economic assistance, such as microcredit loans. We are a very, very small organization but since 2008 we have been able to give 100 microcredit loans and grant two-grain mills. During our 2013 visit we took children books and started a small library at a primary school. We were only able to take 50 books because of the airline’s baggage weight limit but we are hoping other visitors to the camp take books for the library. Also during our 2013 visit the ladies asked for adult education – business, English classes, sanitation, and family planning. We are in the process of trying to decide if we have enough funds for this. In the meantime we did start a pilot session of classes that began in April. Women’s empowerment and leadership, reading, running, family

My Vision

Peaceful, strong women having an equal voice in all.

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PeopleWeaver commented on My Letter to the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family, Cameroon Dec 18, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on VOF 2013 Application: What I learnt! Jun 01, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on An end to the waiting May 31, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on photography and empowerment May 30, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Any news? May 30, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on It is time May 28, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Pregnancy - joy of every woman May 24, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Trying to get an education in a war zone May 21, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Proud to be who I am May 01, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Phenomenal Woman Apr 29, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on My vision for women’s refugee microcredit and education project May 08, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on let's consider "liking" each other's NGO/etc. groups' Facebook pages Apr 28, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on WOMEN EMPOWERMENT Apr 23, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on “Too old to learn? Do women “age-out” of their opportunity for an education?” [2013 VOF Week 3] May 14, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Invisible father ... Apr 21, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on the power of an empowered woman Apr 21, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Trying not to be distracted by everyday tasks - Staying Inspired Apr 21, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on HIV Positive Transwomen discriminated Against Apr 16, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on Rehab: my journey Apr 16, 2013 PeopleWeaver commented on The Way to World Pulse is My Journey Through Belief in Change Apr 15, 2013