Good Samaritan Women’s Group Project (GSWP), is a non profit making community based organization registered with Kalungu district local government in Uganda, East Africa. It was established in August 2006 because of the increasing number of Orphans and vulnerable children who were un able to meet their own basic needs yet most of them are in Orphan-headed households. Women especially widows, women with disabilities and grandmothers are so burdened with care of these orphans and vulnerable children.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by HIV and AIDS through working with communities in the areas of care, support for rural women, widows, grand mothers, orphans and vulnerable children.

Our Goal:

To mitigate the psychosocial and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS among the targeted communities

Core activities

  • HIV/AIDS preventive education to all targeted communities
  • Social support
  • Financial literacy trainings
  • Trans formative leadership training programs
  •  Income Generating Activities (IGA) for women & their  families
  • Formal education and vocational training
  •  Individual/peer&family counselling
  • Self Help Groups

Target Group

  • Rural women and their families
  •  Women leaders,
  •   People living with HIV/AIDS,
  •  Orphans and vulnerable children
  • Grand mothers
  • Teenage school dropouts and their families
  •    The Youth
  •   Community volunteers

Our Values:

• GSWP believes in human dignity and equality of all people irrespective of sex, age, religion and capabilities.

• GSWP believes that communities must lead their own development processes to bring about ownership and sustainability

• GSWP believes that each human being has a potential to bring about positive social change to build a new just and progressive society

• GSWP believes in holistic development and the interrelationship and interconnectedness of all development aspects.

The following are our core values:

  1. Team work
  2. Participatory involvement
  3. Equality and justice
  4. • Critical strategic thinking and creative responses
  5. • Individual and community growth
  6. • Inter connectedness of community components

We are located in Lukaya Sub-county. The operational area is predominantly rural and poor, with high rates of HIV (12% prevalence) and large numbers of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The most vulnerable include orphans & other vulnerable children (approximately 300 thousand orphans) in the Sub-county, People living with HIV/AIDS, women  and children with disabilities, widows among others etc.

 

About the Project

Good Samaritan Women's Group Project (GSWP), is a non profit making community based organization registered with Kalungu district local government in Uganda, East Africa. It was established in August 2006 because of the increasing number of Orphans and vulnerable children who were un able to meet their own basic needs yet most of them are in Orphan-headed households.

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About Uganda

Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the 1990s.

Although there is a lot to learn from Uganda's comprehensive and timely campaign against the AIDS epidemic, emphasising Uganda's success story must not detract from the devastating consequences that AIDS continues to have across the country: personally, socially and economically.

There are an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in Uganda, which includes 150,000 children.1 An estimated 64,000 people died from AIDS in 2009 and 1.2 million children have been orphaned by Uganda's devastating epidemic. (www.avert.org)