Last International Women’s Day, we launched our Sisterhood Charity T-Shirt and donated 100% of the profits to Women for Women International’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme. By doing this, we’ve been able to sponsor SEVEN women survivors of war and conflict who are rebuilding their lives. We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has bought a t-shirt so far. You've all played a part in helping us to help them.
This year, we’re relaunching the Sisterhood Charity T-Shirt so that we can make a difference to the lives of more women. Because we’re stronger when we support each other.
About Women for Women International
Women for Women International invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict. Through Women for Women International’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme, women learn the skills they need to rebuild their families and communities.
Women who join the programme connect with each other to form support networks, are equipped with the skills to earn an income and save, and gain knowledge and resources to care for their families, and defend their rights. Women use their power together, passing it on to neighbours and their children for lasting change.
Since 1993, Women for Women has invested in the power of over 519,700 women to use their voices and create a ripple effect that makes the world more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
The women we’ve sponsored
Here's how the women we've sponsored have benefitted from Women for Women International's Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme, in their own words.
“My goal is to see that I save money and have my own sewing machine which will enable me to have my own tailoring shop. Since I now have a better understanding of women solidarity, my WfWI group members will help me achieve the goal of my tailoring shop especially when we start a savings circle. I will see to it that other women in the community that are not in the program will also benefit indirectly by me sharing what I learn.”
“I am learning a lot from the program, I learnt how to support other women in my community when they are in need and I joined a savings group to support my family. I also learnt to live in peace with my family, neighbours and resolve conflict among people. My goal is to support my children’s education to a higher level, be comfortable and provide essential needs and build my own business.”
“I have been trained so far on women solidarity and building effective social networks, and with that I realise that every member of a social network is important and so I need to see my strengths and contribute to the benefit of the group. I am so happy to be a part of this program and I plan to use every knowledge I gain and skill I acquire to empower myself to be financially stable, take proper care of my children, ensure my son continues his education from where he stopped, and my last daughter gets all the education she needs.”
“I see myself learning new skills and having a business that I can manage and make it grow. I have the plan to open a provision store and save towards going back to school. I learnt about women solidarity and challenges in building social support networks such as distrust, lack of commitment etc so with that I will be careful to ensure that I don’t distrust my group members and I see myself learning about my health where the health of my family members will improve and we would not be spending much on drugs/treatment.”
"I have just been trained on the first topic which is women solidarity and building effective social networks and I learnt the importance of social networks and how they can serve as a support group. I have decided to ensure that from now I will be more committed to any social network I am in and give my best for the growth of the group. I hope to become a good support to other women which will help me achieve my goals through networking with other group members and supporting each other through ensuring that we all make use of what we are learning to improve our lives. My goal is to improve my business and be able to further my education in the health sector and eventually open a chemist."
“I see my life changing positively through learning new skills, knowing about my rights, and also having a life with improved health and as a result of that, my life as a whole and business will improve. On women solidarity and building effective social networks, which is the only topic taught so far, I realise that for a group to be effective and be a support to members of the group and others, members of the group must have a common goal and be united to face all challenges together and forge ahead. With me being a member of the WfWI group, I see that we will have a great year where women will unite and put away either religious or tribal differences and make positive change even in the community. My plan is to save and have a piggery of my own to help in paying my children’s school fees."
“I plan to use the knowledge about earning, health and decision making and skills I acquire to empower myself and family again. I am so excited to be a part of this journey and strongly believe that this program is going to transform my life because so far I have started feeling positive after the training on women solidarity. I see myself uniting with other women of diverse characters to support each other and also help any woman that might be having a challenge in doing things that will improve her life.”
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