The Young Women Coalition aims to deliver livelihood equipment to mothers below the age of 18 who have been victims of rape, sexual harassment, HIV/AIDs, incest, gender-based violence, childhood marriages, and poverty during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The project runs in hard-to-reach areas around Lake Victoria, including: Wamunyu Island, Musoli Landing Site, Buvi, Bussi Island, Kasanje, Bunono, Lugonjo-Nakiwogo, Kitoro Central, and Katabi-Busambaga. These areas are characterized by a high sexual crime rate.
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Mobile Phones, Printers (With Appropriate Cartridges), *Tablets, USB Cables, *Working Laptops, and *Working Solar-Powered Laptops
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue and Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass and Other Types of Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Patterns, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.