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Featured in Westword!

We are honored to be featured in a story by Westword in their blog – please read and be inspired!

Years ago, in what she calls a moment of brilliance or insanity, Karen Sugar decided to start an international development organization for women. Sugar began by looking for a location where women had the most critical need for empowerment, but she soon realized that the location wasn’t as important as the bond between women. “It didn’t matter where I went, because I know as women we’re all connected,” Sugar explains. “As women, we all have similar experiences as we walk the planet, whether it’s discrimination or abuse, physical or emotional. Although our lives look different, we can relate to being a woman.”

2014 Client Survey

It’s Here! WGEF’s 2014 client survey, highlighting the critical impact of our program for women and families in northern Uganda! The results show:

  • 67% of respondents report their children are in school more consistently
  • Increases in food security, including nutrition and frequency
  • 93% report increase of peace in their households
“I am able to support the family. This has created confidence.” WGEF client

Read the survey and be inspired

*2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit*

We’ve won a spot on the 2014 Top-Rated List!
The final results are in. Our supporters have spoken, and we’ve earned a spot on the GreatNonprofits’ 2014 Top Rated List! WOMENS GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND is listed as a final winner on their leaderboard. We’ll be featured on their site, their 2014 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations.  Additionally, we’ll be promoted up through and during #GivingTuesday.

Holiday Cheer 2014

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Women’s Global Empowerment Fund
Po Box 6283
Denver, CO 80206

Breaking Taboos: the Healthy Periods Initiative

​Just imagine attending school or work without toilets or drinking water. Imagine attending a school with a single latrine for all the students, or that the latrine is smelly, with no toilet paper and the door no longer closes. Just imagine attending work or school when you have your period. This is the reality for women and girls in low income countries.
​During the month of June, our goal is to raise $5000 for purchase, supplies, trainings and education!Support us in our mission that ALL women have the right to affordable and accessible feminine health practices. For questions to learn more, contact: Karen Sugar, microfund@gmail.comHelp us change this reality. It’s about equality and justice, period.