Women for Women International envisions a world where no one is abused, poor, illiterate or marginalized; where members of communities have full and equal participation in the processes that ensure their health, well-being and economic independence; and where everyone has the freedom to define the scope of their life, their future and strive to achieve their full potential.
Women for Women International needs money to sponsor women, and the tools and resources she receives as she progresses through the program, such as job-skills trainers, equipment and other vital staff members.
When we enroll women in our one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, communities and nations.
Equipped with job-skills training and basic business education, along with an awareness of their rights, women go on to become leaders in their communities, inspiring other women to follow in their steps.
When these four key outcomes are met, women experience lasting change and are positioned to be active citizens. Active citizenship is when a woman engages socially, civically and economically for the betterment of her family and community. As active citizens, women can become leaders of community change that lead to peaceful and stable societies.
2. Promoting Behavior Change: Encouraging a woman's willingness to actively make decisions in her family and community, apply knowledge to maintain physical and psychological wellness, to form or join women's and community groups and take advantage of economic opportunities.
3. Enabling Action: Providing opportunities to develop personal and group plans for action to allow women to become active citizens individually and in solidarity with other women. In addition, women are provided with support and access to essential services such as microcredit loans, legal assistance, cooperative and employment opportunities and social networks.
The Shuttleworth Foundation supports exceptional people to change the world in extraordinary ways and it sponors and funds programs in Africa.
Women for Women International is one of these exceptional organizations that are changing the lives of so many women and their families in Africa by raising their self-esteem and making them self-sufficient.
Shuttleworth’s work is inspired by two things:
1. The idea that it is people who change the world for the better; and
2. That if we are rigorously open about ideas and practices, more people will copy them and make the world a better place in a shorter period of time.
Women for Women is also inspired to aggrandize the lifes of women in positive ways with substantive education, job training, financial awareness and self-sufficiency.
The money your sponsored sister receives provides her with a stipend that she can use as she chooses; to pay for basic necessities such as food and shelter, cover school fees or invest in income-generating activities.
For less than $30 per month, you can sponsor a woman in this year-long program.
The remainder of your sponsorship donations supports the tools and resources a sister receives as she progresses through the program, such as job-skills trainers, equipment and other vital staff members.
Women for Women International works in eight war-torn and post-conflict countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East. Our programs help give women the support and training they need to be economically self-sufficient and become leaders in their communities.