Advocate Needed For Vulnerable Woman In Slums

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Advocate Needed For Vulnerable Woman In Slums

Ugandan woman recently raped still living in dangerous environment.

What would you do if you learned that someone close to you was living in an environment where they were scared to leave their house each day for fear of being raped?

This is something no one would stand for, especially if that person was your mother, your sister or daughter.

But for many Ugandan women, especially those living in extreme poverty in the slum, this is a legitimate fear for them every single day.

This is a threat they can face by simply going out to buy medicine for their sick child…which is exactly what happened to Agnes.

Uganda Woman Living In Slums Faces Real Danger Every Day

Towards the end of last year Agnes was raped by 3 men as she left to go buy medicine for her sick child during the night.

She lives near a railway line which is mostly covered by trees making any movement through the area near her home extremely risky.

She doesn’t just fear for herself, she fears for her 4 daughters and 2 sons who she takes care of all by herself.

Agnes’ husband recently up and left her with all responsibility for them.

Agnes is a member of Wando International’s Beading Project but currently has no one advocating for her to help her in her jewelry business.

She does odd labor jobs here and there but nothing significant enough to provide for her family.  The other women from the beading group have been trying to find a safe space to relocate Agnes to and even help by bringing her family food to eat.

Without their support Agnes’s family would go hungry most days.

Become Her Advocate

Agnes is in desperate need for someone to advocate for her.

She needs help relocating to a safe place and becoming stable enough financially to raise her kids.  Her current situation is just unacceptable.

What is an advocate and how do I sign up?

To be put simply:  An advocate is someone willing to be the voice of a person who is vulnerable and who has no voice.

A true advocate commits themselves to seeing that person rise up out of their immediate danger and get to a place where they are physically, mentally, and emotionally safe.

They provide emotional support and if there’s a need like food, shelter, or even education, an advocate is not afraid to do what they can to help meet that need.  

Wando Intl. makes it easy to advocate with our online portal where you can communicate directly to Agnes and many other women just like her.

It’s free to sign up!  

And the best part is Agnes can have multiple advocates!!

The more people sharing Agnes’ story and working together to help her become stable, the greater impact we can make in her life.

To advocate for Agnes go to her profile page and Click Become An Advocate!

By |2017-05-11T15:13:23+00:00February 4th, 2017|Africa, Extreme Poverty, UGanda, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advocate Needed For Vulnerable Woman In Slums

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation.

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