Our goal is to simply help empower girls & women to improve their chances in life, through receiving an education & employment and having access to healthcare – through the charity OWAAT.
Founded in 2017, our focus is to help small groups of girls and women in the remote Pokot region of Kenya, and Kerala, India and now the UK.
To help support women and girls who are at risk of FGM, child and forced marriages, slavery and gender-based violence.
The founder, Jean Anderson, a retired midwife with a 10-year relationship, working with the Pokot community situated in Kenya through the Ortum Mission Hospital and Ortum Girls Boarding School.
Leanne Brown, our Patron, has a connection to Kerala, India through her husband, ex-Manchester United player Wes Brown who played for Kerala Blasters.
We provide funding for education grants and bursaries to enable women and girls to attend school, university or vocational training, and we also support initiatives that improve healthcare.
At present, we work in partnership with 22 institutions in Kenya, providing sponsorship for 66 girls.
We work with two women’s refuges in India who provide a three-year programme of residential, vocational training and therapeutic support.
In 2019 we began work for the first time in the UK. We now work with the FGM prevention initiative Operation Limelight, in partnership with Border Force and the Essex Police.
We have also joined forces with anti-FGM activists. We are currently supporting around 300 girls and women and would love to support more.
For more information and how to get involved visit www.onewomanatatime.co.uk
In 2019 we achieved registered Charity Status.
UK Registered Charity Number 1183863