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Women United Against AIDS or Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA is a non-profit organization which uses a familia approach in providing bi-lingual prevention, support, and education services to the Latino community in San Antonio.
Because of this familia approach, the organization's funding proposals would tend to concentrate on gaining the necessary resources to bolster the success of this approach. In 2009, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation donated $10,000 to Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA for their Platicas Project. This project aims to provide an inclusive approach in support group services for those struggling with AIDS. In 2013-2014, Mujeres Unidas received $6,000 from the Junior League of McAllen, Inc. for funding their 'It's Not Your Fault' program. This program supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and is open to men, women, and children.
In order to adequately support their programs financially, Women United Against AIDS would have to apply for funding. Most funding sources would require evaluation proposals or funding proposals in the process.Here is the funding proposal application the Junior League of McAllen requires. There are two types of evaluation proposals. Formative evaluations answer the question of how individual programs would be implemented and allows for progress assessments and proposals to improve said programs. Summative evaluations answer the question of whether evidence can be provided for the success of the programs.
Source: HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight.
To take the example from the Women Against AIDS' Platicas Project, before formative evaluations can be submitted, the organization would need to answer questions about program objectives, proposed parties involved, and where activities based on the program will take place. The Platicas project appears to be active in private homes and also at building headquarters, where Latinos/Latinas are adopted into the Mujeres Unidas family and encouraged to share their concerns and struggles with AIDS in a welcoming atmosphere. Platicas is all about talking and voicing concerns in a safe atmosphere reminiscent of the kind provided by a caring family.
Questions for a funding proposal would involve concerns about the amount of salaries to be paid to support staff, money for transportation needs for impoverished Platicas program participants, and building renovations to accommodate more room and better facilities for the program. Also, Women Against AIDS will have to document evidence for successful implementation of the program and provide progress reports as needed. For more information, please refer to the links below.
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