Using water entrepreneurship to end trafficking for vulnerable young girls in Mubende, Uganda. It’s a first-of-its-kind approach to simultaneously end trafficking with a solution that ends the water crisis in her village.
Join our “I Stop Traffick” campaign to empower a young woman with water entrepreneurship skills to help her break the chain of exploitation. Here’s how you can help:
There are two large problems we will solve through this project in rural Mubende, Uganda:
(1) child trafficking and (2) safe water access.
As traffickers began to be more aggressive during the COVID shutdown, the villagers stood up. As girls are rescued from sex trafficking (or identified as high risk) we have the opportunity to give them a fresh start. Since the need for income is the core driver leading to girl’s being exploited, We’ve created a training academy to teach them income-generating skills which can permanently remove them from the risk of being trafficked. Safe water access is still a significant health issue in the villages, so the women will be taught how to run a safe water business to serve their community. We call it the WASH Academy for Vulnerable Girls. WASH stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (hand washing).
In short, we will empower these girls to solve the water crisis in their village while earning an income.
Students at the WASH Academy for Vulnerable Girls will spend 6 month learning how to create a sustainable Untapped water enterprise. The rainwater harvesting systems and chlorine bottling products they will create and sell will provide safe drinking water for an entire household. For the household that means: no more contaminated water, no more missed school days to fetch water, and importantly no more unsafe walks to water further exposing young girls to trafficking.
More water. Less trafficking.
Here’s the curriculum:
We need 50 people to fundraiser $200. Your fundraiser will sponsor the tuition and start-up costs for the one girl to attend the WASH Academy for Vulnerable Girls.
As a thank you, we will send each individual who fundraises at least $200 a designer “I STOP TRAFFICK” campaign t-shirt.