When Christiana was unable to become pregnant and bear children, her husband became abusive. She found support in her network of friends in the WfWI training program.
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Sabina had completed elementary school and two years of high school when war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was never able to return and finish her education. “I was always ashamed because of this,” she says.
Political instability ended Makfire’s dreams of graduating from college, but it didn't stop her from trying to reach her potential. A student at the University of Pristina in Kosovo in the 1990s, she remembers how the school was forced to close its classrooms.
“She found me empty, but left me a totally different person,” says Francoise Niyodusaba about Jane Abatoni, her life skills trainer. “She inspired me to hope again and feel alive again.”
“I have a vision and a direction,” says Martha Mukambonera, as she describes the changes she has experienced in her life over the past year.
“I am very happy that I managed to pay for my daughter’s college semester this year,” says Violeta Mulaj, a graduate of Women for Women International’s program in Kosovo.
When Remzije lost her husband at a young age and was left to raise their five children alone, she never imagined she would become a local business leader.
Joining the Women for Women International programme has made me see myself differently, thanks to changes which I never thought were possible.
On the 8th March, we will all be celebrating International Women’s Day – why? Because women all over the world achieve amazing things every day even though they face incredible challenges.
At the end of each year of teaching, Philomene would challenge the women in her class: “Are you going to stop improving now that the program is over?”