Women for Women International
of Matching Funds Remaining
Women for Women International helps women survivors of war and conflict rebuild their lives through a yearlong comprehensive social and economic empowerment program.
2000 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
This amount would purchase a sewing basket. As tailors and seamstresses, women in our programs in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are using simple sewing tools to provide an income for themselves and their families. Give our students thread, yarn, pins and a tape measure to help them create a brighter future.
This amount would purchase a goat. For women in our programs, the sound of a goat bleating is sweet: it represents income generation, self-sufficiency, and a better future. In Afghanistan, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, goats are often raised for milk or cheese to be sold at market. A goat can change lives by giving a woman an income that she will reinvest in caring for her family.
This amount would purchase a bicycle. In South Sudan, the women we serve often use bicycles as their means of transportation from the farm to the market and back. A bicycle helps a woman quickly transport more goods to market and is essential for keeping up with business.
This amount would purchase a loom. The women we serve use looms to produce beautiful handmade woven items for sale. We teach traditional weaving techniques and help women create a business that will support their families.
This amount would give one woman the opportunity to go through our proven year long training program that gives her the skills to earn and save money, improve her health and well-being, influence decisions in her home and community, and connect her to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.