Women's empowerment

From WfWI trainer to Provincial Council Member in Parwan, Afghanistan, Hosai Bayani’s unlikely journey demonstrates the impact women leaders are having on a changing country.

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Being able to earn an income and support herself and her children has changed the way Joyce views herself and her life. She has more self-confidence, and hope for the future. “I am now free from stress,” she says.

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Hassana has always been determined to see her own four children educated – especially her two daughters. However, Hassana found that paying their school fees to keep them in school was nearly impossible.

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Before joining the WfWI training program in 2006, Huma didn’t get out much – she cared for her children, her home, and the cows that were the main source of income for her family.

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War has almost always been a part of Regina’s life. It forced her to drop out of school, led her to flee to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with her family, and even took the life of one of her eight children.

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For Phibi, a program graduate in Nigeria, a small savings bank made from mud clay represents the power she has to change her life – and the life of her daughter, too.

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Edita Veseli, a Life Skills manager for WfWI-Kosovo, shares the story of how women in the program inspire her and each other.

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When her husband died suddenly a few years ago, Roseline, age 50, knew she needed to find a way to support their eight children on her own.

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Like Camila in Bosnia, Mehria and WfWI graduates

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Women gain the knowledge and confidence 
to participate in decision-making in their

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