What We Do

Positive Women is an innovative, forward thinking charity based in south Wales and London, set up to empower women and children across Africa, starting with Swaziland.

Our work focuses on supporting communities to change their own lives and circumstances, to alleviate poverty and make significant social change. We work through local implementing partners and with grassroots community support groups within, these communities, so we can ensure that the changes we make are needed and effective. By giving the communities control over how we help, the changes made will have long lasting effects for the whole of the community. To achieve this we do three things: Protect from harm, create opportunity and improve the system:

Protect from harm

To be able to make the most of opportunities ahead, the communities we work with first have to be free from harm. Our programmes do this through ensuring: access to health care, a sustainable food supply and ensuring that orphans and vulnerable children are supported in meeting their basic needs.

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Create opportunity

Everybody has hopes, aspirations and ambitions. We invest in creating the skills, tools and opportunities that allow people to fulfill their potential and achieve their aims for a better tomorrow. We do this through supporting children to go to school, the establishment of small scale enterprise and ensuring that the community groups we work with are skilled, informed and educated.
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Improve the system

We think it’s really important that the international community knows about the challenges facing the women and children we work with. We act as their voice, ensuring that the world hears their stories and take action to change things for the better.

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How we work

Positive Women believes in working in partnership with local organisations. As they are part of the community, they know first hand the challenges they face and so are best place to find the right solutions. We believe this is the key to effective and sustainable change. We currently work through a local, women led organistion, Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL).

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