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Give Us Wings

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Women

Location

450 Syndicate St.Suite 290St. Paul, MN 55104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Give Us Wings envisions people in our partner communities in rural Uganda living healthy lives with dignity and hope as they pursue their life goals. Give Us Wings’ mission is to encourage, support and partner with people (primarily women and youth) living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities.

Description

Give Us Wings has been working with rural communities in eastern Uganda since 1999. Give Us Wings listens to the people and learns what their challenges are and helps them access information and resources to address those challenges. Working with the communities, we have built and are operating a health center that provides medical services to over 18,000 people. We have established a family sponsorship program that provides health insurance, access to parenting education, and a boarding school education for one of their children, usually the youngest girl in the family. We are also assisting local farmers' cooperatives -- providing management and leadership training, business planning, enterprise selection and collective marketing of agricultural products.

GUWI programs focus on:

  • HEALTH CARE - We offer accessible, high quality health care to over 18,000 people through our clinic in Kayoro, Uganda.
  • EDUCATION - Our Family to Family sponsorship program helps families to access health care, parental training and enrolls one of their children (usually the youngest girl in the family) in a boarding schools.
  • ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES - Our Entrepreneurial and Livelihoods Development program is training members of local farmers’ cooperatives to manage their cooperatives, identify profitable crops and establish links to markets, thereby increasing coop members’ incomes.

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