Peopleweaver is a US non–profit organization established to provide educational and economic assistance, such as microcredit loans to impoverished girls, women and women-lead 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. We have formed partnership with local organization such as Coburwas to achieve project success.
Although our primary focus is education and microcredit, aid has also included food, reading glasses, malaria nets, medicine, communication tools, treadle water pumps, and two cooperative grain mills. We started a "Free Little Library" at a primary school in the settlement. Adding books and libraries is ongoing. In 2013 we partnered with Coburwas-Ciyota, a local grassroots organization, to start an adult education school. We hope to expand the school project to several locations.
To improve the social and economic status of impoverished women, their families, and communities. To promote hope and opportunity by partnering with people and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, microcredit loans, grants, and health care.
To help impoverished women and their families generate more income, improved health, more educational opportunities, become community role models, and have more fulfilling lives.