Whether it’s the lives of our clients, our team, or a child half-way across the world, we want our business to have a positive impact on everyone we come in contact with. This mission is what drives our relationship-driven culture and all aspects of our business operations.
In 2017, our owner visited the Teso region of Uganda to serve the child-headed households in the region and join the organization in their mission to educate and empower oppressed single mothers and widows so they can break the poverty cycle and achieve long-term financial sustainability for their families.
In Ugandan society, single mothers and widows have almost no legal rights or social standing and, therefore, very limited means of providing for their children. Beauty for Ashes Uganda works directly with them in their villages to help form cooperatives of about 30 women, providing them with practical resources for self-sufficiency (such as cows, chickens and mosquito nets) as well as training in literacy, finance, micro-agriculture, hygiene and more. Additionally, because education is one of the primary means of breaking the poverty cycle, their children receive scholarships to attend secondary and postsecondary school. More than 7,000 people in Uganda are being directly impacted, and that number grows daily.