RuWCED-profile

Mission

To seek solutions to critical rural community problems:

  • the spread of HIV/AIDS and its stigma;
  • no access or poor access to basic/elementary school education; poor hygiene and reproductive education, especially for girls at puberty;
  • cultural discrimination;
  • violence;
  • lack of access to resources enabling rural women and children to enjoy the benefits of education, health, social protection, and human and bodily rights.

Objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Provide scholarships to underprivileged rural orphans
  • Combat maternal death by providing reproductive health education to women and girls and by providing interest-free micro loans to rural women who have pregnancy complications and need medical attention
  • Combat HIV/AIDS stigma among rural women
  • Prevent violence against women