Women for Women International are an organization committed to supporting women in areas hit by conflict and war, assisting them as they try to rebuild their lives.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 420,000 marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. They work directly with women across eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
Bringing together women in a safe space to learn life, business and vocational skills, they provide each woman with a monthly stipend, ensuring there are no barriers to participation.Two years after graduation, women report that their average daily income has increased almost fivefold, compared to enrolment. They become knowledgeable about health and nutrition, and they learn about their legal rights. The ripple effect ensures that this knowledge is spread: after graduation, nearly ten times as many women report sharing knowledge of their rights with other women. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities.
Donations so far: £1100
The money raised from our booking fees and bucket collectors at Pangaea Festival in January 2015 will be used to help the Women for Women International to work directly with these women and give them the chance to become healthy, active leaders of positive change in their communities.
Donations will be used to help women from Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan develop a marketable vocational skill, such as organic farming, bee-keeping, or brick making, and receive business skills training, to turn their chosen skill into an income generating activity.
What your money could buy:
– £5 could provide the building blocks of education: a notebook, pen, pencil and ruler for two women in our programme.
– £13 could pay for enough vegetable seeds to cover 30 acres and enable a woman to feed her family and sell produce at market.
– £22 could pay for a bakery basket, containing equipment and supplies to enable a woman to set up her own small bakery business.
– £33 could pay for literacy training. When a woman learns how to read and write, she is able to run her business with confidence.
– £49 could pay for a sewing machine, to help a woman set up a home tailoring business and provide an income for her family.
Show your support:
Donate to Women For Women International: https://give.womenforwomen.org/donate/
Registered charity no: 1115109