As the director of a humanitarian foundation, I’m made aware of continual need. Having created and funded projects in Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Uganda, and the United States, no matter the size of the project, there is always more to be done. I’m amazed at what has materialized in terms of development work, although this amazement carries on to the tremendous laundry list we have in front of us. In light of this, developments of any kind give me hope. They chisel away at the thought of poverty being a plight too large to tackle. Through projects as simple as school construction, micro-credit loans, and clean water initiatives, I’ve seen empowerment ignited by communities, dignity reclaimed by women, and hope created by children. I realize, though the need is infinite, it can be confronted. Through this confrontation change can occur. Communities can become self-developing, women can become land owners, and children can become agents of change.
Trivani Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by Trivani International. Currently we are at full capacity in terms of funding projects but we are always looking for partners to help leverage our efforts. Right now I’m looking for partners to team up on a widow’s project in Kaberamaido, Northern Uganda. When we first started working with these women, there were 30. Now they have grown to over 1,000 widows, living in dire poverty, who struggle to support their children, their grandchildren, and even their neighbors’ children on a daily basis. This is a strong group of women who come from a community ravaged by civil war and AIDS and are looking for anyway to better their conditions. As a widow in Uganda, women lose all rights to land. The primary means of survival in Kaberamaido is sustenance farming and without land it becomes almost impossible to survive.
So far within the widow’s project Trivani Foundation has issued several micro-credit loans, completed a women’s refuge, leased 50 acres of land for a commercial farm, and organized and paid for vocational training for 50 women. This is not nearly enough. To get involved, any idea, connection, or monetary sum is appreciated.