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Beauty For Ashes Uganda
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About Beauty For Ashes Uganda
What We Do The goal for Beauty for Ashes Uganda is to empower women (especially single mamas and widows) to reach long-term sustainability for their families. We help these single mamas to join a cooperative, which works both as a small group for support and encouragement as well as a resource to help them work together towards sustainability. Most groups are 30 women....though some run as high as 59! With the understanding that long-term sustainability is a long-term solution, we also offer short term aid that is thoughtful and helpful without creating systems of dependence. Each week, the mamas in the cooperative meet to encourage and support one another. This psycho-social aspect of a cooperative is, honestly, the most important part of cooperatives. Single mothers in Uganda are women who have never been married. They are treated much like teen moms are treated here in the States. They are regularly thrown from communities and struggle financially, even more than most in this third world nation. Many of our mamas have commented that they were considering suicide before they joined the group and found a community of other mamas who understood and supported them. The mamas pool their resources each week as well. They typically bring 500-1,500 shillings each week (approx $0.15-$0.50). They pool these funds and work to grow that pool of resources. The goal is to use that fund to enrich the lives of the community (some groups pick a family each month to support with needed resources such as bedding or clothing), provide for emergency medical funds and start businesses that will increase sustainability. (see our short term / aid page for more details!)
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