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GLOW Uganda specifically supports vulnerable rural women aged 13-16. This includes widows, unemployed women with no source of income, orphaned girls, girls who cannot afford education, and single and abandoned mothers.

Greater Life Options and Opportunities for Women (GLOW Uganda) is a Christian faith based
Not for Profit organization which was founded in April 2016 by Ammabel Rushaju who draws
inspiration from her personal experience and Isaiah 1:17   “to do right, seek justice, defend the
oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless plead the widow's case.” She is passionate
about helping, encouraging, and sharing the love of Christ with women and girls who have lost

GLOW Uganda currently operates in South Western Uganda, in Kabale & Rubanda Districts, and
supports 12 groups of 30 women each and 48 girls directly, with plans to scale up interventions
as funding allows. 0f the 360 women in the 12 groups,60 women are widowed,40are single
abandoned mothers and 126 women carry the burden of single-handedly providing for all
family needs because their husbands do not offer them any support due to alcoholism and
polygamy. In addition, of the 48 girls enrolled at the Girl’s Skills center 14 are orphans while the
rest are from very needy families.

Anchor 1

Target Group

Vulnerable rural women aged 13-65

  • Below the poverty line

  • Single mothers and widows

  • Families and people living with HIV/AIDS

  • Families at risk of gender-based violence

  • Teenage girls in and out of school

Why Rural Women

Rural Women are most hit by chronic poverty and have limited access to 

  • Land

  • Labor

  • Legal services

  • Financial services

  • Health services

  • Education opportunities


Out of a common passion for women & girl's empowerment, & leadership development. Glow has evolved over 3 years out of a sister program and formally registered as a nonprofit in 2018.
Musimenta Ammabel Rushaju
A passionate champion for the empowerment of girls and women, who has founded and organized platforms for mentorship to help girls and women to develop and use their talents and gifts for better livelihoods. Has extensive experience with mobilizing, team building, and facilitation of mentorship and empowerment sessions, and working with women to take action for personal and community development. Ammabel is a believer, called to encourage women and girls to find their worth and confidence in God.
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