The Global Women's Leadership Network actively supports the Busia Compassionate Centre, an orphanage in rural western Kenya, struggling with poverty and limited resources.
With an integrated community development approach that focuses on personal empowerment, financial inclusion and sustainability, the network — along with World Council of Credit Unions — is working towards immediate and lasting changes to meet the children's basic needs from food security to safer living conditions. Together we are making a real difference in the lives of 90 orphans and 150 foster children supported by the centre.
In addition, we are developing a program to bring much-needed financial access to the orphanage's surrounding community and are working to create savings and credit products that respond to Busia's cultural norms and financial needs. Our ultimate goal is to bring the credit union difference to Busia — but we need your help!
For more information on Busia Compassionate Centre and how you can get involved, visit www.busiaorphanage.org or download our fact sheet or fundraising flyer.
Go to the Heart of the Matter!
Travel with the network to Busia, Kenya for an intimate engagement program, May 25-June 4, 2013, and see Busia Compassionate Centre for yourself!