Project Details

The poverty rates for women remained at historically high levels in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released in September 2013. The data further stated that more than one in seven women – nearly 17.8 million – and more than one in five children – over 16 million – lived in poverty in 2012.  Women are paid less than men, even when they have the same qualifications and work the same hours.

 

  1.  Women are segregated into low paying occupations, and occupations dominated by women are low paid.
  2.  Women spend more time providing unpaid care giving than men. Women are more likely to bear the costs of raising children.
  3.  Pregnancy affects women’s work and educational opportunities more than men.
  4. Domestic and sexual violence can push women into a cycle of poverty.
  5. Black and Latina women face particularly high rates of poverty.

The role of education in poverty eradication, in close co-operation with other social sectors, is crucial. The following conditions prevent women from pursuing their education

  1. It is extremely difficult to succeed if one is focused solely on the needs of the day food, shelter and security. 
  2. It is impossible to leave the ranks of poverty and save money if one lacks the skills and certifications to find not just employment but “gainful” employment. 

 

UgoSunday believes in empowering and equipping women with sound social and educational skills to take the lead above the odds of incriminating crucibles that life sometimes hands us.

        “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to  fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. 

The UgoSunday Foundation believes that charity begins at home. Initial programs will be focused in the Houston, TX area and as the foundation grows activities will be spread throughout TX, then CA, then throughout the US, and disasters sites anywhere worldwide.

The Foundation’s initial activities have focused on providing scholarships, primarily vocational, and health education materials to our identified target groups.  These groups are as follows:

  1. Widows
  2. Young Women and Girls
  3. Recovering women Drug Addicts
  4. HIV and AIDS  affected women
  5. Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  6. Newly released women prisoners

 

The organization anticipates that it will face challenges in the next year developing awareness of our organization in our target groups, developing and expanding funding, and developing program educational materials.  The organization will establish “SMART” goals and objectives to meet these challenges.