women in a classroom in Nigeria

The "Final Four"

What does a global women's empowerment organization have to do with the NCAA March Madness tournament? More than you might think! 

Women come together for class at a Women for Women International training center in Nigeria

Women for Women International program participants in Nigeria.

For the past month, have you found yourself prepping snacks, glued to your TV, and watching your brackets with bated breath?

Believe it or not, Women for Women International is also gearing up for the "final four"! 

We're proud to introduce our favorite picks for the four outcomes that women achieve after pursuing a yearlong journey in our training program:

  1. Earn and save money - Women learn basic business skills and a vocational skill with earning power in their local markets. They begin to save and receive support to establish cooperatives after graduation.

  2. Develop health and well-being - Women learn how to manage their health, including reproductive health and stress management. They also learn about the importance of good hygiene and nutrition for their families. They are connected with local healthcare providers. 

  3. Influence decisions in their homes and communities - Women learn their fundamental rights and those recognized in their countries, and are encouraged to educate other women. They learn the importance of civic participation, voting, and negotiation. 

  4. Connect to networks for support and advocacy - Women build support networks. They share ideas and resources, invest in business together, and help each other find solutions to common challenges. 

Talk about a team effort! Through our program, women in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Rwanda, and other countries come together in classes of 25 to learn critical skills and access new resources to truly transform their lives. 

To learn more about how you can be a part of our team and cheer on women as they boldly take on the WfWI training program journey to the "final four," check out: www.womenforwomen.org/sponsor