Charity Women Association is a women initiative which was conceived by Aino Dorothy and formed into an Association by a group of ten Women residing within Soroti Municipality. The Association came into force late in the year 2003.
The idea was birthed as a result of persistent and increasing Poverty situations amongst the women of Soroti. Many factors were contributing to the economic decline among women. The cultural concept where women not allowed to posses, make decisions and have control over economic enterprises as well as resources, continued Civil wars, gross economic mismanagement by civil servants, persistent and increasing HIV/AIDS and AIDS prevalence rate among Women, etc.

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CHAWOA was, therefore, formed with abroad aim to improve the living standards among the women households for self sustenance and good health

CHAWOA envisions Sustainable wealth and health for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS

CHAWOA's Mission seeks to contribute to the Women empowerment through training, support of Economic self-Help projects Initiatives, Lobbying and advocate for marginal women in Soroti and Uganda.