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Empowering Women After War

We provide self-sustaining solutions that give hope and change lives.

Our Mission

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.

Our Belief:

  • Women are powerful agents of change
  • Sustainable impact comes from within a community
  • Simultaneous action creates synergy & sustainability

Agriculture

Our project outcomes and long-term impact have broad ramifications and include increased soil fertility, increased crop yields, better diet and nutritional intake, increased income for participants and increased access to healthcare and schooling.

Adult Literacy

Literacy is one of the greatest problems for the women that we serve. During the war many of these women were abducted, forced to fight, became girl mothers, or simply had to drop out of school to help their families cope with the effects of the conflict.

Girls Education

Our new Girls Education program increase access to primary and secondary education for girls in rural areas of the conflict-affected Acholi region of Northern Uganda.

Micro-financing

Our Micro-finance program provides women with access to capital and also emphasizes weekly savings. We help women become financially literate and provide support in business skills and basic record keeping.

How We’ve Helped

80%
80%

of women in our programs double their income and savings within one year

90,000
90,000

children now have increased access to education

15,000
15,000

women have been empowered since 2006

80%
80%

of women in our agricultural programs double their yield

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