A fresh start for young women!
Posted by Cristen Harper on August 26, 2022

Women of Hope Coordinator, Lillian, hosted a Women of Hope Business Workshop at Luru Secondary School in Uganda last month. This training was specifically for teenage refugee mothers. Due to war in their home countries, many girls married early, had children, and are now living in a refugee settlement camp away from home. It can be incredibly overwhelming to move somewhere new and try to establish yourself in an unfamiliar environment—all while trying to provide for your family. Now, these girls have a second chance at education and are learning how to farm, sell crops and save money!

We are excited to introduce you to Viola! She is pictured above. Viola had to drop out of school as she was struggling to take care of herself and her baby at a young age. During the training, she joined a group that decided to start farming and selling vegetables in their community. Now, Viola will have a stable income to provide for her and her child! Viola said the most important thing she learned at the training was "How to be godly women in business and how to save profit from the business." Entrepreneurship is a powerful, life-changing tool for empowerment. You can support more women like Viola and the Luru Secondary School by becoming a monthly donor or making a one-time gift!

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