Congolese women living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Posted August 17, 2016 from United States
Adult school in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda - Peopleweaver
Adult school in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda.
Economic growth meeting in Kyangwali
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In 2008 I created a USA non-profit organization named, Peopleweaver. We partner with Congolese refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement to create economic growth and provide adult education. For several years it was difficult to receive pictures and project updates. Without these updates the organization’s enthusiasm, and its ability to keep existing donors, and attract new donors, was difficult. Then we discovered the power of Facebook and the cell phone. We have been able to use these tools to communicate quickly and receive pictures. Unfortunately, most of the people in Kyangwali that have access to technology tools are men. Women are often, if not usually, left without these tools.

Jeanne Ratzloff, Peopleweaver

This story was submitted in response to The Possibilities of Technology.

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Aug 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016

Hello Jeanne. Women and technology has ever been a cause for concern. So I can see why it is not surprising that in spite of the advent of today's multi technology, women are still trailing behind men. But this should not hinder any technological projects that we have for women we must keep pushing hard to get our women on board. We thank God for social media, to me it is one of the greatest technological advances of modern times connecting millions of people across the globe. Well done on your project in the Congo and good luck in all that you do. Thanks for sharing Cheers