AT PEARL VILLAGE
The most marginalized and hurting people in Uganda are women. Left abandoned or widowed, many victims of sex trafficking and HIV+, they are destitute fearing that their children will soon join the ranks of Africa’s countless orphans.
Through the Pearl Village, we are committed to women who bear the brunt of these horrific injustices. Our goal is to embrace them by meeting their essential needs and empower them to take care of their own families. In addition, we work to strengthen the roles of men and fathers in the community championing positive transformation.
Over 50% of widows in Uganda are illiterate and 61% make less than 5,000 Ugandan Shillings a week (approximately $2 dollars) to survive. The vast majority of widowed or abandoned women have no way of sending their children to school.
They are living to survive!