Since 2008, Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported marginalized women in sub-Saharan Africa to gain new job skills, basic business training, life skills and a support network. Bloomberg Philanthropies is currently supporting innovative workforce training for women in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Through a multi-year grant, Cartier Charitable Foundation is supporting 3,000 marginalized women in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan with the knowledge, skills and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.
Hyatt provides ongoing financial and promotional support to Women for Women International, and Andaz, a Hyatt brand, offers income generation opportunities for Iraqi women who produce special laundry bags for Andaz hotels worldwide.
The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund is currently supporting a project to increase HIV/AIDS education, testing, and use of services among the most marginalized women in Jos, Nigeria. This project augments the life skills curriculum and health referral services that are part of Women for Women International’s year long training program. The program is contributing to the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS among populations in Nigeria that are hardest to reach and most vulnerable to the disease.