By Justine Valemberi, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Nankafu is a 53-year-old mother of ten. Sadly, seven of her children have passed away and only three remain. Two are married and the youngest is in the fifth grade.
Marginalised women survivors of conflict are not a homogenous group and have complex, individual immediate and long-term needs. For nearly 25 years, Women for Women International has worked with a variety of women displaced by conflict, including refugees. Our experience shows us that women need to see their immediate needs addressed but also very quickly they need support to live a normal life as quickly as possible.
Our Supporter Spotlight will feature sponsors who generously support our work and bring sponsorship into their ever day lives. Today, we put the spotlight on Katharine Buckley, a longtime supporter of our work in London, UK.
Written by Isobel Mathews for Women for Women International
On February 21st, 2017, Women for Women International – Kosovo became Kosova - Women for Women, a locally registered organization.
Arzie, a graduated woman from the Women for Women International Kosovo program, has donated 5,000 raspberry seedlings to 88 women across the country.
The drivers and consequences of poverty are gendered: women are more vulnerable and denied opportunities.
Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.