We envision a society where women and children are empowered, healthy and free from oppression, injustice and poverty.
Summary Description of your Organization
Founded in 2014, Hope for Children and Women Foundation (HCAWFO) was established with the goal of serving women and children who are most in need. South Sudan’s prolonged civil war coupled with the economic crisis resulted into a shortage of well-equipped; community facilities, structures, poor facilities ( Health, WASH & Education), and inadequate trained healthcare workers, social workers and teachers. With limited access to transportation, poor road conditions, and an under resourced health system, many women and children do not receive timely and quality care. South Sudan has an extremely high maternal, infant and child mortality rate. Most of the deaths could be prevented with a mass education program of preventative health and early management of infectious conditions and basic treatment. In addition, lack of access to clean water and proper use of latrine coupled with poor food insecurity contributed to high child mortality. The ration of health workers to health facilities is extremely low and consequently, the health needs of women and children are vastly unmet.
Hope for children and women Foundation wants to make a profound impact on the lives of women and children and provide services for those who otherwise could not afford it. Through tireless and dedicated fundraising, HCAWFO’s team will continue fundraising to build facilities, establish community structures, trained personnel and empower women and girls. The organization also hopes to invest in resilience programme interventions largely through recovery and capacity building services.