Daughters of Eve Africa
We aim to break the cycle of inequality by providing access to maternal and child health services, reproductive education, and addressing the issues of early pregnancy and marriage. Additionally, we will work towards ensuring that girls have the resources they need to stay in school, through programs such as the distribution of reusable sanitary pads.
Our Work in Uganda
Our DOEF team teaches vulnerable women employable skills and basic financial management. These skills give women the opportunity to provide food, healthcare, and education for their families.
After being trained, we provide seed grants that are used to purchase necessary items for launching their own business. When our ladies begin to work they reinvest a portion of their profits back into the cooperative so other women can receive training to begin their journey in sustainable small businesses also. This method allows us to reach more women and further empowers our members as they are giving back to their communities and into lives of other vulnerable women.
In addition to creating economic empowerment, our women’s cooperatives provide Ugandan women a safe place to share with other women, where they support and encourage one another. This forms a sisterhood within their communities that helps increase self-esteem as they gain skills, start their own businesses, support their community, and further provide for their families.
The results are that these women gain a greater sense of purpose which positions them to have a louder voice at the table and increase decision-making power in their households and communities. As we empower women we create a change to negative and abusive cultural norms and behaviors that women and young girls often face within their communities.
Welcome to Our Winter Fundraiser!
Supporting Our Programs in Uganda Through Stories and Journals
Join us in spreading warmth and joy this winter season with our special fundraiser featuring unique, heartfelt creations by our International Director, Lisa Marie Mathieson. Every purchase contributes directly to supporting our impactful programs in Uganda.
Books That Make a Difference
Journals: Where Inspiration Meets Paper
Indulge in the art of jotting down thoughts, dreams, and inspirations within our beautifully crafted journals. Whether you're an avid writer or simply love capturing moments, these journals are perfect companions for anyone who enjoys penning their journey.
Christmas Children’s Bedtime Storybook: Tales of Wonder and Joy
Dive into a world of enchantment with our Christmas Children’s Bedtime Storybook. Immerse yourself in 25 whimsical tales filled with snowmen, woodland creatures, a donkey's visit to a king, a grandfather rediscovering joy, and many more heartwarming stories. Let these tales become a cherished part of your holiday traditions.
Blank Recipe Book: A Treasury of Flavors and Memories
For seasoned bakers or those venturing into the world of culinary delights, our Blank Recipe Book is the perfect canvas to document your favorite recipes. With space for 50 recipes, savor and preserve your family's culinary heritage, passing down delicious traditions from one generation to the next.
Making an Impact, One Purchase at a Time
All proceeds from these delightful creations directly support our initiatives in Uganda. Your purchase not only brings joy into your life but also helps empower communities and create positive change.
How to Purchase
Visit Amazon to order these heartfelt creations by Lisa Marie Mathieson and make a difference today. Spread the holiday cheer while supporting a cause that matters.
Thank you for being a part of this heartwarming journey with us.
Maternal Health in Uganda
Pheobe our Executive Director in Uganda has started to tour the islands in Mayuge District where we work to get a better understanding of the needs of women and issues regarding Maternal Health. Please watch and learn more about the conditions women face giving birth.
We will be posting more updates so come back to watch other videos from each of the islands she visits.
Reusable Sanitary Pads
Many girls in Uganda miss 3-5 days of school each month because they cannot afford sanitary pads. Most girls eventually end up dropping out of school altogether.
Reusable sanitary pads are crucial for keeping girls in school in Uganda. Many girls in Uganda come from low-income families and cannot afford to purchase disposable pads every month. As a result, they may miss school during their menstrual periods, which can have long-term negative effects on their education and future opportunities. Reusable sanitary pads offer a cost-effective and sustainable solution, allowing girls to manage their menstrual periods in a hygienic and dignified way. By providing access to reusable sanitary pads, girls can stay in school and continue their education, improving their chances for a better future.
Our approach involves employing women with foundational tailoring skills and training them in the production of reusable sanitary pads. While most of the pads will be distributed to schoolgirls, any excess will be sold to generate income for the project's expansion and the employment of additional tailors.
We do outreaches to schools and talk to girls aged 9 -16 about mensuration, cycle tracking, and abstinence. Our goal is to see girls stay in school for as long as possible to provide them with greater opportunities in their lives.
DOEF Africa Board of Directors
Elder Widows Support
Our organization is committed to helping elderly widows in Uganda who are struggling to make ends meet. Many of these women have lost their spouses and are left alone to provide for themselves, which can be a daunting challenge. Our monthly support program aims to provide them with the assistance they need to live with dignity and comfort.
Through our program, we provide weekly food supplementation to ensure that the widows have access to a nutritious diet. We also supply them with bedding items, such as blankets and sheets, to keep them warm during the chilly nights. In addition, we help clean up and repair their homes, which may have fallen into disrepair because of a lack of resources.
We recognize the importance of access to clean water for bathing and washing, which is why we supply the widows with water on a weekly basis.
At the moment, we are seeking sponsorship for two widows who direly need assistance. Sponsorship is just $35 Canadian per month, which can go a long way in improving the lives of these women. By sponsoring one of these widows, you can provide them with the support they need to live with dignity and comfort.
We understand the challenges faced by elderly widows in Uganda can be overwhelming, but with your help, we can make a difference in their lives. If you would like to sponsor one of these women who have no support, please contact us. Together, we can provide hope and a brighter future for these deserving individuals.
Co-Founder/Uganda Executive Director and Board Member