As a US-based organization, we can’t always be on the ground in the countries where acid violence occurs most frequently. But we know the programs run by our partner organizations are a valuable source of support for acid attack survivors. Through funding programming, RISE enhances the ability these partner organizations to create healing and growth opportunities for survivors worldwide. Our focus is on the empowerment of survivors. We fund programming that builds into the long-term rehabilitation and health of acid attack survivors.
Partner Center: End Acid Violence Uganda
When: October 2018
Funded by: RISE
How many survivors impacted: 25
What: RISE provided funds for the purchase of raw materials for the 25 survivors who attended the weaving, jewelry and table mat, and shoe training. It’s great to receive training but we wanted to make sure these survivors had the materials and tools they needed to produce items for sale in local and international markets. We hope that together with the training they received, these materials will enable survivors to earn income for themselves and their families.