Yesterday, The Gates Foundation released their annual letter on their work that saves and improves lives in developing countries.
women earn and save money
The problem of mandatory formalization in financial inclusion
We believe that empowering women economically is not only the right thing to do to honour the world’s commitment to human rights—it is also the smart thing to do for development, economic growth and business.”
WfWI’s partner, Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), based at the Khanke IDP camp in the Duhok Province in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), caters to the needs of 640 Yezidi women, most of whom are former ISIS hostages.
Twenty-seven Women for Women International Rwanda Program graduates will be among the hospitality team to support the operations of the new Marriott Hotel in Kigali. The hotel hosted a grand opening today, Tuesday, October 4.
"We hope that we can return to where we lived before,” says Kabira, “Without war, without fear, without persecution. We want to rebuild our lives and our country.”
Please take a moment to imagine this.
Almost a year on from their adoption, time is already running out to ensure that the goals can deliver on the promise of women’s rights for all women across the globe.
“It is only now that I realise the great force of my wife, who paid the school fees for our children, put food on the table, and even paid for their healthcare," Mukanire Fungulo, Aimérance’s widower reflects.
Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days.
We are excited to share with you an interview with Beverly Thompson, a Women for Women International super-supporter who recently visited Rwanda.