Through the fundraising efforts of NYR Organic Independent Consultants, we have been able to sponsor 7 sisters with Women for Women International through their year-long life-skills and vocational training program. These women are all from Rwanda, where women are leading the rebuilding of their country after the devastating genocide in 1994. All of our sisters are married with 1-4 children each and this program will not only transform the lives of these women, but also their families and communities. All of these wonderful women were enrolled into the year-long program on September 1st and will graduate on August 31st, 2016. Graduates of the program use their increased income and influence to ensure their children go to school, to feed their family more nutritious meals, and to grow successful small businesses.
If you wish to get involved, you can help change a woman’s life by sponsoring a sister for just $30 a month – around $1 a day. Become a sponsor and Women for Women International will match you with a woman waiting to join their year-long program of job skills training, rights education and small business assistance. Right now, women are waiting to enroll in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Congo, and other countries devastated by war and conflict.
Your sponsorship will provide your ‘sister’ with:
- A safe space, where she can connect with other women for support and solidarity as she rebuilds her life
- Vocational skill and business training so she can earn a stable income, feed her family, and send her children to school
- Practical knowledge of her health and rights so she can make informed choices and have a say in the decisions that affect her and her children
To learn more about Women for Women International and how you can sponsor a sister, please visit womenforwomen.org.
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