The Idea:

Paul LwangaPaul saw much of the overseas aid going towards awareness projects and medicines for people suffering from AIDS, but very little going to their family dependents who had to keep their own lives going in spite of economic hardship. Paul shared this idea with his two colleagues, Anne Lubega (RIP) and Alex Ssenyama, who were also single parents at the time facing the growing pressures and needs of raising children on their own. The trio eventually set up SPAU in December 1999, registering it with the government of Uganda as a non governmental organisation under charity number S.5914/2980. SPAU was set up to primarily provide a safety net for the poorest of the poor single parent families to develop a sufficient income to meet their basic needs. SPAU assessments since 2004 have identified communities in Uganda where almost half of all families are headed by single parents, usually women. Of this number, at least 50% are widows whose husbands have died of AIDS-related illnesses. Statistics from the 2008 Uganda ‘Poverty Eradication Action Plan’ also showed that households headed by widows, or women married to absent husbands, were consistently poorer than others and that single parent families were among the most disadvantaged in Uganda. Since its inception in December 1999, SPAU has brought hundreds of single parents into community-based support groups to offer each other mutual support. It is also through these groups that SPAU has developed various micro-business programmes for single parents, which provide empowerment to enable the single parents meet their own basic needs and those of their households. SPAU implements HIV/AIDS support programmes alongside income generating projects. SPAU has also initiated and encouraged community-led responses to provide care and support for orphans and vulnerable children within local communities.

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Nkoola charles
2019-02-26

Dear cooperators thanks do much for the work you are doing to improve the living conditions of the poor allover the world.Am from Uganda and happen to work with a cooperative society where we improve the the skills of young men and women and also educate them about the importance of saving for future use. We help them start small micro credit funds to allow them start up small micro businesses however our capital bade is small how well can we be helped do as to meet the demands of our clients.

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Nsekanabo Gorret
2018-12-19

Hello thanks for the good job iam a single mother but life is difficult for me how may i be helped

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mission to the Nations
2018-11-12

Respected President, Greetings from Mission to the Nations - a Non Governmental Organization - Registered Christian Charity in India. Present activities: Rehabilitation to the women in Depressed, Abused, Women Empowerment Training Programs, Sharing the word of God with the unreached millions, Primary Health Care, Girl Child Education & Protection, ( we have 15 Free schools operating ) Income Generation opportunities, Poverty Relief, End child marriages, Home for the Orphans, Clean water ( Bore wells ) to impact the world by youth inspiration. In my region, there are many women who do not have any hope and depressed in their life due to their backwardness. Many of the women and children are in Slavery. Due to lack of education, the women are not getting any kind of jobs to do. Exploitation of the women is so high. Many women were trapped in to the hands of immoral people and those women are finally found in red light areas of Metro Cities In India. The fruits of the government programs are really not reaching to most of the people. Child Slavery is also high. So, we have started a mission to help the women and girl children with self employment training programs and to make them to stand on their own with dignity. Word of God and Teaching on different Skills like Cutting and tailoring, Pot painting, embroidery, envelop making, making of infinite scarf, making of cookies like Biscuits, Chocolates and Indian traditional sweet cakes, Hair Cutting Training etc. Each year, we want to help 200 women by setting up a Training center in the rural areas where these 200 women can take training on the above said Skills. In this connection, we request you for your helping hands to set up a training Center for 200 girls and to give 9 months training. So that women can start New Life. In this connection, we apply to you for a grant of 30,000 US dollars to help 200 poor women with 9 months training program. We welcome you to come to our organization to see what we are doing for the needy in the Women community. We welcome volunteers. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much. Kind regards to you, Pastor. Y. Paparao

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Luseti
2018-06-09

Am a professional filmmaker,currently based in mbale from Nairobi Kenya .This coming weekend is fathers Day and I would like to document a short documentary about Father’s Day. And take professional picture. Kindly contact via phone ‭+256 751 203 287‬ email [email protected] We plan more....

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monday AUGUSTINE
2018-01-30

I Thank you all under this umbrella and pray that God should bless the work of your hands and also the words of your mouth. stay blessed

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sis. Josephine
2018-01-26

Thanks for the good work my dears. Am not a single parent but raised by a single part. May God bless the works of your hands.

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