Our Mission and Vision
The Rural Women Foundation (RWF) is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political voluntary organisation, established in 1997 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 1999 (RC: 12,057) as a foundation whose objective is to raise the development potential of the rural poor to enable them lead an adequate and self-sustainable life in the rural society. RWF also fosters partnership and collaboration between and amongst its communities through its various activities on HIV/AIDS.
With its focus on community development, the foundation has a defined target group: rural women, the girl-child, women living with HIV/AIDS, out of school youth, orphans, etc. The Foundation acts as a "voice" for the rural women and also contributes in the areas of gender inequality and to promote income generating activities for the rural women.
Improving the lives of women and children in local communities through education, economic empowerment and social amenities in collaboration with other affinity groups that raises their standards of living.
This is made possible through:
Training on income generating activities
Ensuring economic self-reliance and empowerment for the rural poor
Training on innovative techniques in agriculture and cottage industries
Creating appropriate educational infrastructure
Ensuring the creation and maintenance of a revolving loan scheme for construction of independent economic base
Rural health provision and development
Provision of legal support for the rural women
"An improved society that raises the standards of living of women and children" through education, business and economic empowerment, health and gender main-streaming.