The Women of Pader Uganda
Pader, Uganda, is a small village about 8 to 12 hours north of the capital city of Kampala. The town and its people were ravaged by Joseph Kony and Lord’s Resistance Army for 20 years. Many Ugandans were killed, many were infected with HIV/AIDS, most were traumatized. The war ended around 2008, but the effects remain. Poverty, AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and starvation are constant problems.
The women are the backbone of the community. They earn the income for the family, work the fields, and raise the children. A large number of children were orphaned during the war so many of the women are not only raising their own children but also orphaned ones. Lack of education combined with school fees for all schools, makes breaking the cycle of poverty very difficult. By making a purchase or donation, you are taking a step with Holly. You are a partner in making this dream come true for the Women of Pader, Uganda.