WIDOWCARE
Planting Community

Empowering women in sub-Saharan Africa is the key to building healthy families and communities. Hunger, poverty, high rates of HIV and AIDS, and gender-based violence are just some of the challenges women in this region face. Through emergency relief and small-business projects, WOW is bringing hope and joy to thousands of widows, resulting in entire communities transformed.

HOW WE DO IT

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FOOD SECURITY

  • Food packs for home-based care patients
  • Agricultural inputs and training
  • Animal husbandry projects
  • Clean water and sanitation projects
  • Emergency food packs for elderly women
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HEALTHCARE

  • Mobile medical clinics for primary care
  • Medication for home-based care patients
  • Transport to local clinics
  • Trauma counselling for victims of abuse
  • HIV & AIDS support groups
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EDUCATION

  • Small business & finance training
  • Adult literacy classes
  • Bible teaching at widows’ support groups
  • Skills training (Tailoring, soap making, handicrafts, etc.)

As a widow, my children suffered. Home-based care volunteers brought food and invited me to the widows’ group. I found joy, accepted Jesus and got help for my HIV. Now, I can provide for my children as a small business owner!

– Loveness Banda

Empowering women in sub-Saharan Africa leads to strengthened families and communities