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Compassion CBO

Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas of Kenya and to rehabilitate orphans and vulnerable children.

Survivors In DR Congo



COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.

Grassroots News

Safe World Field Partner, work directly with issues such as poverty, health-care, marginalisation, FGM, child marriage, and education.

Asha Leresh

How Asha Survived the Unnecessary Cut

Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....

Washing Hands to Improve Health in Rural DR Congo

COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.
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Safe Spaces Crucial for Women's Self-Reliance in Rural DR Congo

Increased security helps women become self-reliant and less financially dependent on their husbands. This improves the situation for the whole family and also means the women are less vulnerable to abuse.
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DR Congo: Men's Inclusion in Women's Empowerment Benefits Everyone

It remains very important within communities for men and boys to be educated regarding the rights of women and girls, including their proper, fair and respectful treatment. When the women and girls become empowered, it is the whole community that benefits.
Margaret from Kiambu Support Group

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Margaret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.

New Womens Magazine for Cameroon

The first edition of the Women for a Change Magazine is now available.

News, Interviews and Blogs

Under-reported issues affecting women and children. Exclusive interviews, articles and blogs by Safe World Correspondents and Content Partners

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The Need for Victim Compensation Programmes - Pakistan and Globally

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Peace, Dialogue & the Ripple Effect: #RISING16 Global Peace Forum

Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by…
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Olutosin Adebowale: To America With Love

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Berlyne Ngwalem Ngwentah

Berlyne Ngwentah: 'The Biggest Cheerleaders of Women are Women'

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Promoting Misogyny, Zenophobia, and Bullying... is.... Nasty

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Women United for a Better Community in High Andean of Peru

“Women United for a Better Community” is a new group of grassroots women in the Ayacucho Region at the South High Andean of Peru, recently created by Estrategia, a National Grassroots women's organization. The grassroots women require to be heard and get the…

Just-a-DropUgandan children at the water pump

Article reproduced here with kind permission from Just a Drop. 2012

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Namanganga is a remote, rural village, located just outside the capital, Kampala. Education, transport, water and sanitation facilities are scarce and the area has an increasing rate of poverty, HIV/AIDS and violence. Most alarming of all, however, is that the district also has a high incidence of kidnapping and child sacrifice.


Just-a-Drop-2Hand pump in Namanganga villageMany families often faced no choice but to send their children to fetch water from a well over 8km away. With the need for water for cooking, washing and bathing, this often required the children to make two trips each day – before and after school. Countless children were kidnapped as they made their way home, particularly at night.

An added challenge to the village’s water supply was that it was shared with livestock. This caused water contamination and frequent cases of malaria, typhoid, bilharzia and diarrhoea. In fact, before the project, the local health centre received a total of 25-35 patients a day suffering from water related illnesses.



Just-a-Drop-3Villagers with thank you bannerJust a Drop was able to provide Namanganga Village with a borehole and hand pump, capable of delivering 800 litres of clean, clear water per hour. Since then, each household has agreed to pay a user fee of half a dollar every month towards maintaining and servicing the borehole, and a Water and Sanitation Committee has been set up to educate the community members on the importance of hygiene.

Colonel Mike Reynolds, Just a Drop’s Project Officer, visited the village in February 2012 to inspect the work.

He was met by Shadrak Kyobe, Chief Executive of EACO (Empower and Care Organisation) – Just a Drop’s in-country partner.

Mr Kyobe said, “Not only has the health of the community improved a lot but it has saved so much time for those carrying water. The women can now spend more time on their domestic responsibilities and the children can attend school more. The water has increased revenue raising initiatives, especially brick-making, so the community has more money to spend on other important things. Thank you Just a Drop and Travel 2 for making this clean water project possible!”



Project Sponsor: Stella Travel Services / Travel 2

Date of Project: 2012

Beneficiaries: Over 1,000 households and 5,500 people

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