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Economic Development

The Global Justice Institute is committed to empowering LGBT people with opportunities to sustain themselves individually and communally. The power of employment and entrepreneurship is critical for those who are disenfranchised within their society. One great example of our work in this area can be found in Uganda. Male Samuel is a 26-year-old Ugandan sugar cane grower whose family abandoned him when he was just 11 years old. He is gay. To support himself, he began his own sugar cane business — growing the crop and selling it to retailers. The Global Justice Institute is partnering with Male to expand his business and his opportunity to hire more workers. Our investment of $1,500 will allow Male to rent two more acres of land, hire 6 new LGBT workers. Let’s support our brother Male and others.