Eleanor Roosevelt (1939) - "What has happened to us in this country? If we study our own history we find that we have always been ready to receive the unfortunates from other countries, and though this may seem a generous gesture on our part, we have profited a thousand-fold by what they have brought us.
It may be that some of these very refugees may make discoveries which will bring us increased employment. Many of them represent the best brains of the countries from which they come. They are not all of one race or religion..." (Eleanor Roosevelt, “My Day,” 01-23-39)
Peopleweaver provides educational and economic assistance, such as microcredit loans, to impoverished girls, women, and women-led family groups in developing countries. The intent of this assistance is to help girls and women escape extreme poverty and have more fulfilling lives.
Our efforts are focused on Congolese women and girls living in the Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We have formed partnerships with local organizations such as Coburwas to achieve project success.
We recently changed our primary focus to providing educational opportunities for girls and women. Many of these girls and women never started their education or had it interrupted because of war. Also, we will continue to provide microcredit loans as opportunities arise.
A refugee when young, Eva Cox says: dare to be difficult.