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Dorcus Widows Fund in Minnesota supports widows in Uganda.

by Nelima

Just wanted to share this article in the Star Tribune about three Minnesotan women who set up a fund to support Ugandan widows. Kudos to the organizers of the Dorcas Widows Fund and keep up the good work!

The Dorcas Widows Fund, named for a woman in the Bible known for her charitable deeds, has been started by three Minnesota women to help destitute widows in Uganda.

The Ugandan women, and their children, were thrown out of their homes after their husbands died, often from HIV/AIDS, in accordance with local custom permitting relatives of the deceased husband or members of his clan to seize his property. About half the women have AIDS or are HIV-positive themselves.

Read the story in its entirety here.

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