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BOH seeks to sustainably empower widows and orphans living in Uganda. BOH provides opportunities for widows and orphans to increase their livelihood through sustainable means. In addition, BOH aims to spread compassionate global awareness within our local communities. We hope to unite people from different continents and cultures with the purpose of generating lasting solutions to the problems that arise from poverty.
BOH is partnered with a Ugandan non-governmental organization called Widows and Orphans Community Action Plan, or WOCAP. WOCAP was formed in 2007 by two Ugandans to improve the living conditions for the widows within their community. On average, a widow living in a Ugandan village earns $3.50 a month, while the cost of living for a family is $50 a month. These women care for an average of 6 children. Most are orphans they have taken in off of the streets. Many of these children are unable to attend school due to their inability to pay tuition and for scholastic materials. By equipping the women of these families with skills, such as raising livestock, farming, and jewelry making, they are enabled to earn income to support their children.
In response to these needs, BOH has partnered with WOCAP in their Beads Project in order to bring their jewelry and their story to the United States. In addition, BOH is launching a Student Scholarship Program in February 2013 in response to the large number of students who are unable to afford to attend school.
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