Inside Women for Women International, Part 2

February 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm 2 comments

I spent 2 weeks this month working in the offices of Women for Women International (see Part 1), and it was a challenging and inspiring experience.  The best part about the assignment was seeing the evidence for myself that helping women really does help the world.  A huge percentage of the women reported that they used their funds for their children’s tuition.  Others spent it on medical treatment, upgrading their homes, or investing in a business.  Still others reported improving relationships with their spouses, organizing community activities, and mentoring other women.  In short, a wide range of positive outcomes – for entire communities – resulted from WfWI’s women-centric programs. 

Read more about Women for Women International:

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Gayle Lemmon: “Women Help Each Other Start Businesses in Afghanistan” “Ethiopia: Regaining Hope for Life”

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stephanie fletcher  |  February 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    sounds like rewarding work.

  • 2. misshoneyb  |  February 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Women are statistically far more likely than men to use money for education and health care for their families in the developing world. I love WfWI’s work and message, and am envious that you’ve been able to see it in action!


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