Your donation will go to The Goat Project and will give 30 young mothers goats to provide a better quality of life for their families.
After searching for the right way to get involved in global health, I found GlobeMed and was able to become an advocate for sustainable change and global health equity. I am now one of the presidents of this wonderful organization and I have had the opportunity to travel to the tiny town of Anaka, Uganda where I have met the people we are fundraising for. I spent a month in Uganda and learned more about true justice and a lack of equality than I have learned in 4 years at UCLA.
Northern Uganda was plagued by war for over 20 years and remains a region with high unemployment, high HIV/AIDS transmission, and yet an unbelievably strong spirit and a huge amount of love. 46% percent of Ugandans live on less than $1 a day and 50% of the population is under the age of 15. Despite the end of the war and relatively peaceful times, Northern Uganda is still largely ignored and unfairly treated by the Ugandan government. We are trying to do what we can to improve the lives of the young people who will one day be the leaders of this beautiful country.
I would love to tell every story I have from my experience in Uganda, but there is no way I can give them justice in a small paragraph. Although I am going to graduate in a few short months, I plan on returning to Uganda to learn everything I can from the people and to advocate for them in solidarity. The only reason I was able to leave Anaka was that I knew we would be back and it would not become just another forgotten community in the middle of Africa. Our work has just begin and with your help, GlobeMed at UCLA will be able to work with the community in Anaka for years to come.
Give us your support, and together we will empower youth.
Do your part to fight for equality, and together we will be the change.