When Give Us Wings travels to Kenya and Uganda, we meet the people, not the statistics.
Give Us Wings asks the hardworking people in Kenya and Uganda what will work for them. This approach empowers them to take responsibility and ownership over the decisions they’ve made. It also helps provide tools for life without destroying culture and tradition. With this level of ownership, projects succeed and hope is restored.
We build lasting, trusting relationships at the grassroots level. We’re committed to working with our Kenyan and Ugandan counterparts to develop programs tailored to meet their unique needs.
Our approach empowers people to be self-sufficient rather than dependent. All projects have self-sufficiency as the ultimate goal.
Give Us Wings stays with groups and individuals as they develop the skills needed for long-term success. We provide business and leadership training. We fund well thought-out businesses and agricultural projects proposed by the people themselves.
Now there are young girls in Kenya who no longer have to walk six-miles-a-day to haul heavy containers of contaminated water back home. There is access to safe drinking water now in their village and the girls are in school. There are men and women working as partners to bring health and sustainable businesses back to their community, while ensuring gender equity and environmental sustainability.
There are women in Uganda who are proud owners of a small home, garden and community farm; they’re safe for the first time in their lives now that they have resettled out of the slums, and their children have hope. There are people who have access to health care in their village; their pain is lessened, preventable diseases are addressed and people no longer will die on a long walk to an inadequate health care facility. There are children enrolled in high quality schools with full support for the first time. And the list goes on. All of these achievements have been made possible because of the partnership between Give Us Wings and the people in these communities
Give Us Wings’ approach is working!