The eleven women who comprise Women in Action for Women (WAW) are all survivors of abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that operated in northern Uganda for over two decades from the 1980s to the early 2000s. In partnership with the Advocacy Project (AP), a non-profit based in Washington D.C., these women find strength in telling their stories through embroidery, and seek communal solutions to financial difficulties. The goal of WAW is to enable survivors of abduction to enhance their income through the development of vocational skills, sustainable small scale enterprise, and access to credit. 

Ajok Concy

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Age: 28

Ajok Concy was abducted in 1998 at 12 years old.  She escaped and returned home in 2003 but was unable to return​ to school.  She has a weakened arm from a bullet wound and is seeking assistance to upgrade her restaurant. She wishes to be able to afford to send her three children to school and give them a better life. 

Restaurant Business Investment:

 

Duration: 3 months

Material Fee: $50

Training Fee: $120

Start Up: $530

Total: $700
 

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Aceng Nighty

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Age: 38

Aceng Nighty was abducted in 1995 and returned home with one son from her abduction in 2000.  Her mother and father were also killed by the LRA.  She would like the opportunity to expand her education in tailoring to afford to purchase land and secure a future for her and her son.  

Tailoring Education and  Business Investment

Duration: 1 Year

Material Fee: $160

Training Fee: $170

Start Up: $500

Total: $830

 

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Lalam Concy

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Age:39

Lalam Concy was abducted in 1995 with 8 members of her family.  She was given to a 54 year old to serve as his wife, at 15.  By the time she was released, she had three children and no family left at home.  She has worked and struggled to care for her children over the years by doing small labor.  She started a small business and it suffered due to the pandemic.  She is looking for assistance to grow her business again. 

Market Capital and  Business Investment

 

Duration: 3 month

Material Fee: $50

Training Fee: $120

Start Up: $530

Total: $700

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Awor Stella Grace

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Age: 34

Stella Grace was abducted in 1995 and returned home two years later with a permanent disability due to a bullet wound. Stella Grace went back to school and received a Certificate in Nursing.  She was left to raise her two children alone due to stigma of her abduction.  She has opened up a drug shop and is seeking support in order to add stock to her shop to further its success. 

Pharmaceutic Shop Business Investment

 

Start Up Costs: $700

Total: $700
 

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 Adong Judith

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Age: 36

Judith was abducted in 1996 at the age of 11 years old and she escaped with her children and returned in 2002.  She supports her four children on her own. She is seeking sponsorship in order to upgrade her current restaurant and learn additional skills to further its success.

 

Restaurant Business Investment

 

Duration: 3 months

Material Fee: $50

Training Fee: $120

Start Up: $530

Total: $700
 

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Atim Mary

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Age:34

Mary was abducted at the age of 9 years old in 1996 while in Primary three (P.3). She was able to escape and returned from captivity in 2001. Mary has five children that she supports alone after being abandoned. She is looking for the opportunity to further the minimal training she had in tailoring in order to open a successful shop.

Tailoring Business Investment

 

Duration: 1 Year

Material Fee: $160

Training Fee: $170

Start Up: $500

Total: $830

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Layet Nancy

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Age: 40

Nancy was abducted in 1991 at the age of 13 years with ten other girls. She returned in 2004 to deceased parents and siblings to care for along with her children. She is looking for support to train in catering, especially cakes and bread, to then be able to establish an independent shop.

Bakery Training and Business Investment

 

Duration: 3 months

Material Fee: $50

Training Fee: $120

Start Up: $530

Total: $700

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Akello Mary

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Age:37

Akello Mary (Margret) was abducted in 1994 at the age of 10 years old.   After being rescued, she returned home with her children in 2004. She is seeking sponsorship in order to learn to make cakes and bread and join the market to sell her products and support her family.​

Bakery Training and  Business Investment

 

Duration: 3 months

Material Fee: $50

Training Fee: $120

Start Up: $530

Total: $700
 

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Lamunu Irene

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Age: 30

Irene was abducted in 1998 at the age of 11 years old along with her brother.  She is one of five survivors of the 200 captured with her.  She returned in 2000. She has two children that she is raising alone.  She is seeking sponsorship to enable her to  start her business back up and running after suffering stock loss from the pandemic.

Fish Market Business Investment

Start Up: $700

Total: $700

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Akumu Christine
 

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Age:37

Christine was abducted in 1994 at the age of 12 years. She returned in 2004 with her children. Christine was in primary seven (P.7) at the time of abduction. Christine is looking for an opportunity to learn tailoring in order to support a business so that she can care for her children and send them to school. Her sponsorship would cover education and equipment.

Tailoring Training and Business Investment

 

Duration: 1 Year

Material Fee: $160

Training Fee: $170

Start Up: $500

Total: $830

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