Location: Acholi region of Northern Uganda
Grant Amount: $50,000
Program Website: www.africanwomenrising.org
Areas of Impact: Agriculture, Gender Equality
Mission of African Women Rising
African Women Rising empowers women after war by providing self-sustaining solutions that give hope and change lives.
The purpose of this project is to help women in Northern Uganda, including South Sudanese refugees, increase their food security by teaching them to grow their own food through permagardens.
Why We Love This Project
We love this project because it serves post conflict communities and refugees to recover and rebuild their lives while learning valuable skills to ensure their food security, economic sustenance and good health.
A Note About African Women Rising’s video:
Our Featured Grantees go to extraordinary lengths to get us a grantee video under tight deadlines and with limited resources. They understand that the video is an important way in which they can communicate with DFW members about their organization and their projects. African Women Rising (AWR) works in northern Uganda with refugee populations on permagardens, education for women and girls, and microfinance. In the U.S., AWR is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Earlier this year they were hit with mandatory evacuations because of wildfires. This was followed by multiple evacuations on account of rains and mudslides. Under these circumstances, AWR staff did their best to get their video to us. In the video the audio is a little hard to hear in one particular section. The conversation is transcribed here.