Women and Adversity: African Women and Watoto
Women in American cannot envision the atrocities that millions of women around the world experience. I attended a song fest-fundraiser for Watoto recently. This Uganda-based Christian organization, with offices around the world, not only cares for and educates orphans, but it also has a program named Living Hope. This program assists vulnerable women who were abandoned or widowed, are HIV-positive, those returning from abduction by the rebel Army and teenage mothers.
It helps women restore their dignity by feeding, clothing and sheltering them. It educates them so are literate and teaches them life skills and trains them to develop their talents. The women learn business skills such as:
- Choosing a business
- Finding a location for the business
- Financial management
- Customer service
They learn to develop their talents through:
- Making jewelry
- Animal husbandry
- Bee Keeping
Information about Watoto is at www.watoto.com.