BENEFITING: KWAGALA PROJECT NFP
EVENT DATE: Jul 21, 2013
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kwagala Project founder, Kristen Hendricks over a cup of coffee. Not only is she an awesome lady, but she is the most inspirational individual that I've ever met. In 2007, Kristen traveled to East Africa, determined to learn how she could help victims of trafficking recover from grim circumstances. Conditions were as bleak as she’d anticipated, but she met someone who gave her hope – she met a young woman, a former trafficking victim, living a prosperous life. Despite what this young woman had been through, she was joyful, grateful and productive. She represented what was possible. And thus Kwagala Project was born into existence.
After hearing firsthand about the progress that Kristen has made in Uganda, transforming lives with her leadership skills, I knew instantaneously that this was my call to help as well. So here I am, running a half marathon in support of these courageous women. And that's what brings you here. I need your help to raise funds to help support these victims of human trafficking.
Kwagala Project is dedicated to rescuing, restoring, and empowering women and children who have been victimized by trafficking, gender based violence and/or abject poverty.
In addition to providing counseling and trauma therapy, they help survivors cross the bridge into self-sufficiency through education and practical aftercare programs such as skills training, entrepreneurship, and job placement. Each area of study is designed to equip graduates with the tools and informed choices needed to build their newly empowered futures.
For more information please visit: http://kwagalaproject.org