What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Todate, we have brought together over 50 women living positive with Hiv/Aids, these women have been empowered with different skills such as communication skills, hygiene and and proper nutrition skills, business skills and basic computer literacy skills.The most important aspect of our trainings is that the affected women have been empowered to pass on similar skills to sub-community groups where they live. This solution not only enables us to reach more affected women it also encourages the affected women to feel a sense citiizenship and self worth.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
we plan to recruit more 300 isolated women, these focal persons should have the capacity to reach 25 Women in their communitties living positive with Hiv/Aids. We plan to widen our schools outreach campaign to the North of the country, a region worst affected by the rebel activities of the Lord's resistance Army by Joseph Kony.Further more, we purpose to hold our annual annual Mothers of Hope Art and Craft exhibition Award where best actors shall be recognised. It is also a direct source of income for the women.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The most likely barrier is lack of adquate resources for the organisation and outreach activities. We hope to limit this by applying for financial support to several public and private sector players. We also intend to intensify our marketing department to distribute our home made materials to a wider community. At the moment we have earmarked potetial distributors in Iceland, Germany and Norway
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Quantitative growth of 50 new active members. Raise finance to secure mobile van that facilitates school outreachl ou
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Consolidation of progress
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
It was a quiet morning when, Rose entered into our humble office, in a very shy but determined tone, she asked if we had any job available for her. We asked her if she wanted any specific job and she insisted, any job as long as it can enable me buy some crucial anti-retroviral medicine and look after my children. She opened up about her health status and explained to us why she was trying hard to fight stigma whenever she enters any office to seek work. Because we did not have the capacity to recruit her, we asked her if she could think of create of anything that we can translate into a job. She then told us she could neat mats, on that same day, she sold to us twobeautiful hand-made mats from recycled materials and palm tree leaves. This marked the begining of the group mothers of Hope, from here we widened our approach from one person to several other women suffering from similar problems.