I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.
Commit to local and global networks for support and advocacy
Awham remembers the year the war started in Iraq, and the additional hardships she faced after her husband fell ill and lost his job. “I was left to care for my four children with no income.
For Valbona, the war in Kosovo destroyed everything she and her family had.
Kadire Tahiraj is a mother of three, and lives with her husband and children in a small two room house.
“Throughout my life I have faced many hardships”
I’m married with five children—three girls and two boys.
I’m 39 years old. I’m married and I have two children of my own, a son and a daughter. And I have adopted five more children, because of the genocide.
Since joining Women for Women International, Regina has been working to improve the health of those in her community.
An Interview with WfWI graduate and Mayor Jasminka Begić
It’s mango season in Yei. After weeks of heavy downpours, the ripe, delicious fruit is literally falling off the trees, providing a ready, nutritious source of food and income.