Agricultural Union Project

Gulu Women's Agricultural Union is working towards creating a self-sustaining Women's agricultural union among women farmers and farm workers in the WGEF program and the northern region of Uganda. Women agricultural workers have formed a union, elected an executive committee, maintained the required signatures, under Ugandan law, to officially have an agricultural union. By mobilizing themselves and registering as an official union, they will be able to work more powerfully towards land procurement and stronger legal protection, enabling women a voice in policy development and addressing inequality.

Funding Goal
$154.00$2000.00
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Computer Education for Afghan Girls

Although more Afghan girls are attending school than ever before, many girls graduate or leave school without any marketable skills. Because many Afghan families are poor, those daughters who cannot bring extra money into the family are often forced into early marriage and child-bearing. Help the Afghan Children (HTAC) is making a difference for approximately 4,000 Afghan girls every year by enrolling them in our computer education program. HTAC was the first organization to introduce computer literacy into Afghan schools and this very special program teaches these girls key computer skills necessary for them to seek and obtain computer-related jobs in Afghanistan's emerging information technology marketplace. Over 75% of those girls who graduate from our program find well-paying and meaingful computer jobs, giving them pride, empowerment, and becoming productive citizens in Afghanistan's recovery.

Funding Goal
$2240.00$5000.00
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Connecther General Fund

Connecther is a global communication and crowdfunding platform, focused on advancing women and children in poverty in their quest for self reliance. Thank you for your support! Connecther will use these funds to provide matching grants to our project partners, to top off donations to projects that are very close to meeting their goals, and to help with Connecther's operational expenses.

Funding Goal
$17464.00$50000.00
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dreamfly Rwanda

In 1994, Rwanda suffered through a horrific genocide, costing close to 1m Rwandans their lives. The small village of Cyingwa lost 132 members, tearing families, neighbors and the entire community apart. Survivors made the commitment to end the distrust and fear that had caused neighbors to turn against each other; to do the unthinkable and forgive for unspeakable crimes. The parents of Cyingwa, both survivors and perpetrators of the genocide, built the Cyingwa Primary school with their hands over a decade ago. They came together to build a future for their children different from and better than their own. And today, those children are working their brilliant little minds off, studying through the year, no summer vacations, and several of them coming first in the district! Today the school has 1036 students, 498 of which are girls. There is no running water, no electricity, and no proper toilets. thedreamfly.org is partnering with the Cyingwa community to expand the school through the addition of new classrooms and a computer lab, and offer high quality teacher training, so the brilliant kids of Cyingwa can build a brilliant future for Rwanda.

Funding Goal
$160.00$5000.00
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Education for Nicaraguan Girls

The public secondary schools in El Sauce, Nicaragua, often don't provide a good education due to lack of resources, closures and overcrowding. Instituto El Catolico Nuestro Senor de Milagros (El Catolico) is a private secondary school in town with an excellent record. All of their students who take the exams to enter college pass these exams, and students graduating from this school have a much better chance at success in their lives. One World Foundation is raising money to send four deserving girls to this school, in order that they can ultimately contribute to the welfare of their families and their community.

Funding Goal
$1305.00$1400.00
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Enterprising Youth-Led Social Initiative

Operating in the African country of Zimbabwe, Vanavevhu (Shona for “children of the soil”) provides support in the way of food, health care and education, as well as targeted training, to promote the financial self-sufficiency of child-headed households affected by the AIDS pandemic and the economic and political crisis in the Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe. Vanavevhu is dedicated to the financial self sufficiency of child headed families and the development of these at-risk youth through education and training that will ensure a measurable socioeconomic improvement in their lives. Vanavevhu gives child heads the chance to overcome the obstacles they face as a consequence of the AIDS pandemic, economic crisis and political uncertainty. 

Funding Goal
$385.00$5000.00
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Expansion of surgical services in rural Nepal

Achham lacks adequate surgical services. Currently, the nearest Cesarean section capacity is over 5 hours away from Bayalpata Hospital. However, for most other surgical services, patients need to travel between 12 and 16 hours for care. This lack of nearby surgical services significantly increases the morbidity and mortality from surgical emergencies in Achham, especially obstetrical needs, as the maternal health situation is particularly dire. To address this need, we are implementing sustainable surgical and obstetrical health care services.

Funding Goal
$135.00$10000.00
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Fund a classroom in Uganda

More than 38 million children in sub-Saharan Africa are without a school to attend. Many countries have initiated programs guaranteeing a free education to every child, yet are plagued with chronic classroom shortages as they lack the means to construct enough schools to meet the demand. This often results in students walking miles to get to a "school" in a neighboring community, scribbling their lessons in the dirt for lack of proper learning materials or even gathering under a tree to learn. This project will fund the construction of one classroom in a community-built, stakeholder-sustained, primary-level academy for 325 students in rural Uganda. All in all, the academy will be comprised of seven classrooms, an office, a library, meeting space, toilets and an open field for recreation.

Funding Goal
$475.00$6000.00
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival

The Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival is a Connecther initiative, co-sponsored by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative, that was created to provide a powerful forum for young filmmakers to speak out on critical issues that impact women and girls around the world. Watch these award-winning short films and hear some compelling young voices on such issues as educating girls, body image, human trafficking, and violence against women and girls.

Funding Goal
$16175.00$25000.00
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HOPE for Senegal 2015 Goals

Lycee Malick Sy is among the largest high schools in Senegal. It serves over 4,000 urban and rural students. With a 39.3% national literacy rate (29.2% for girls), this project is one that can have great impact. This project has 3 components: 1. Build bathroom facilities for the 4,000+ students at Lycée Malick Sy High School. Preferably, sustainable or compostable toilets. 2. Continue to support the campus sustainable teaching garden. The students run the garden with support from a Peace Corps volunteer. The goal is to use the garden as a teaching tool & eventually have it sustain itself. 3. Provide ongoing training to improve student understanding of web design and technology. These projects are completed in collaboration with local experts and volunteers and have a big impact!

Funding Goal
$155.00$10000.00
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Kibera School for Girls

The Kibera School for Girls, a tuition-free school currently serving 64 students grades pre-K through 2nd grade, plans to follow students through 8th grade. By providing a superior education and healthcare, we are able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls the power of hope and education. Run by a staff of expert female teachers, the school gives students and community-members positive female role models. With your support, we are building a global model of linking tuition free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.

Funding Goal
$1260.00$5000.00
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Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. In response, we are dedicated to building maternity hospitals, and equipping them with the latest medical equipment to save the lives of mothers and infants. With funding from ConnectHer, we can furnish a new 20-bed maternity ward.

Funding Goal
$$10800.00
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Mentoring At-Risk Nomadic Girls in Rural Niger

The literacy rate for nomadic people in Niger is less than 15%, and is even lower for girls. Girls especially face cultural and financial obstacles to staying in primary school, such as early marriage and the need to help at home. Girls who do attend often drop out after only three years.  RAIN’s mentoring program offers solutions to these obstacles. Based on the long standing nomadic tradition of women educating their children, RAIN recruits local women as mentors, encouraging girls to succeed and advocating with their families and teachers. Walking miles to meet with their students, mentors counsel in life choices and teach valuable practical skills, committed to providing the new generation of girls the opportunities they never had. Over the years, mentored girls have consistently succeeded in greater numbers than their peers. 

Funding Goal
$$2500.00
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MRC Refugee Artisan Program

The Multicultural Refugee Coalition Sewing Lab teaches adult refugees settled to the Austin area technical skills in sewing to create clothes, bags, quilts and other products for themselves, their families and to sell. Refugees complete a series of self-passed lessons on the basics of how to operate and maintain a sewing machine, stitch styles, and how to read a pattern. Each week, refugees practice their English while learning new skills and assisting one another in learning how to sew and how to navigate their new home. With your support, we would like to continue to grow this successful program by offering more advanced classes in mending, clothing and pattern design, and home accessories so that refugees can learn the skills needed for employment and can develop products to sell to contribute to their household income. The program provides a place for community for refugees from Burma, Burundi, Bhutan, Iraq, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and more. It instills confidence and a sense of self-sufficiency as they settle into their new community of Austin.

Funding Goal
$1165.00$5000.00
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Providing Solar Power for Lighting and Refrigeration in Southern Chad

CRF in conjunction with CSSI, a Chadian NGO, has initiated a program to provide solar power for lighting and refrigeration at rural and UNHCR refugee health centers in southern Chad.

Funding Goal
$100.00$10000.00
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Scholarships for Girls in Gaza

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) provides financial assistance to young Palestinian university students. Our scholarship funds enable talented and ambitious high school graduates to obtain degrees and the skills to make important contributions to their communities and their country. 


Often times, families in Gaza prioritize higher education for their male children as they are the traditional breadwinners so this scholarship fund for females is extra important and will provide the women and their future families with more chances at economic security and independence!